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Ask The Chicken Farmers of Canada to stop the use of cruel genetic manipulation.

To: Chicken Farmers of Canada,

I am a caring Canadian who believes using fast-growth genetics for chickens raised for meat is cruel and inhumane. Fast growth genetics routinely cause:
  • chickens to grow too fast
  • their bones to break
  • their legs to collapse under their own weight
  • heart failure and death
These chickens are kept in crowded, dark and dirty conditions that result in stress, ammonia and litter burns. I am one of many who believe these extreme practices need to stop. Please require your chicken meat suppliers to stop using fast-growing breeds and require them to provide the birds with access to natural light and adequate space.

Thank you for helping consumers make informed choices.

Ask Canada’s 7 largest grocers to hold their suppliers to a higher standard.

To: Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys, Federated Co-op, Safeway, Overwaitea, Walmart Canada

I am a caring Canadian who believes using fast-growth genetics for chickens raised for meat is cruel and inhumane. Fast growth genetics routinely cause:
  • chickens to grow too fast
  • their bones to break
  • their legs to collapse under their own weight
  • heart failure and death
These chickens are kept in crowded, dark and dirty conditions that result in stress, ammonia and litter burns. I am one of many who believe these extreme practices need to stop. Please require your chicken meat suppliers to stop using fast-growing breeds and require them to provide the birds with access to natural light and adequate space.

Thank you for helping consumers make informed choices.

2 Email Egg Farmers of Canada

Ask Egg Farmers of Canada to end practices cruel to animals.

Hello,

I am a caring Canadian who believes current practices for egg-laying hens are inhumane.

Hens should be:

• kept in a cage-free, enriched environment
• allowed to nest, perch, dust-bathe, spread their wings
• transported in ventilated trucks that protect them from cold and hot weather
• slaughtered using more humane and less painful Controlled Atmosphere Killing

I applaud the recent decision by Egg Farmers of Canada to end battery cages by 2036 in Canada. However, in order to ensure a high level of hen welfare is met, I urge you to adopt a 100% cage-free policy and not permit hens be kept in "enriched" cages. In addition, I ask that you follow the lead of the Retail Council of Canada, and make the transition to cage-free housing by 2025.

Thank you.
Egg Farmers of Canada website should load right below. Copy-paste your letter into their Contact form:

3 Replace chicken with plant-based foods

If you buy eggs, buy free-range and organic. Vote with your dollars.

Choose vegetarian meals more often. Grocery stores have lots of meat-free alternatives.

Reducing consumption reduces suffering! It also happens to be great for your overall health and for the environment.

Some common brands that make great faux-chicken:

Try a few different things, and you're sure to find something you like. It's also easy to make healthy seitan at home, from wheat gluten flour. Seitan has more protein than meat, minus unhealthy animal fats.

You are not alone. More people than ever are interested in alternatives to meat:

Google searches on veganism have tripled between 2005 and 2015, as more and more people are learning about meat-free living.
Google, 2015.

About 1 in 3 Canadians, or 12 million people, are trying to eat less meat or are vegetarian. 12% of all 18-34 year olds are fully or mostly vegetarian.
Vancouver Humane Society, 2015.

More than 50% of Canadians are open to reducing their overall meat consumption and eating less meat when eating out.
Vegetarian Resource Group, 2010, and others.

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