How McDonalds Supports Cruelty

I recently came across a website ( where they expose some of the horrors behind McDonalds’ Chicken McNuggets. I always knew McDonalds was a dirty, disgusting business but I didn’t realise there was so much suffering behind their food.

Below, is a video on the website, revealing the conditions chickens raised for meat live in and the miserable lives they are put through for our own selfish reasons.

”Birds Are Clubbed, Thrown, and Crowded for Chicken McNuggets

A new undercover investigation into a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget supplier has exposed horrific cruelty to animals, including birds beaten, crammed in filthy sheds, stabbed to death with nails attached to makeshift clubs, and left to suffer and slowly die without proper veterinary care.”

Warning – [Graphic]

If you’d rather not watch the graphic video, the description is below:

-In the video, a worker is seen using a long stick with long nails spiking out at the end of it, to beat and stab the chickens.

-Many chickens die from heart attacks or organ failure as a result of being bred to grow faster. They become crippled under their own weight and live uncomfortable, painful lives.

An example of a chicken bred to grow faster with deformed legs.

-Workers routinely stand on chickens heads and begin to pull the spines and skulls from the animals. They are then thrown into buckets where they slowly die.

-The video reveals the disgusting environment these chickens are living in. Hundreds of thousands of chickens are cramped into cramped, dirty, windowless sheds.

How Can I Help?

Across the world, chickens are suffering just as the chickens are, above. As you read this, these innocent animals are being beaten, stabbed, stood on and having their spines and skulls ripped from their bodies, all whilst still being alive and fully conscious. The good news is that you can help and you can make a difference.


Below, is a link to a petition asking that McDonald’s end many of the worst forms of animal abuse and neglect in its supply chain by swiftly adopting meaningful animal welfare policies.


You can also share the link below on social media sites, such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.


There is also an option on the website to Donate once or monthly to Mercy For Animals.

Eating Compassionately:

My favourite option. You can boycott companies which are involved in this kind of animal cruelty, such as, McDonalds.
Better yet, you can completely avoid contributing to the suffering shown above by adopting a vegan diet/lifestyle. Yes, it is completely healthy and tasty too!
And if you want, you can try animal-free food products which taste and look like the real thing.

By adopting a vegan diet, you can reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. You can also cure allergies and acne as well as improving sleep and boosting energy levels.
Your diet will be more friendly to the environment. You’ll be reducing your water usage as well as helping to preserve habitats and species across the world.
People are becoming more aware about how animal agriculture is unsustainable and often cruel, but it’s been proven that animal products are harmful to human health and the environment. If we don’t begin to make changes in our diets soon, we will be suffering serious consequences in just a few decades.

To learn more about becoming vegan, visit the Becoming Vegan page.

Share this post if you think it was informative or helpful. The key to ending animal suffering is to educate as many people as possible. Share buttons are below. Thank you.

-The Vegan Lily

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