World Animal Protection is calling on fans of the restaurant chain Nandos to demand it take urgent action to improve the welfare of chickens.
The fast food chain continues to use fast-growing breeds of chicken which suffer from terrible health problems, including deformed legs and hearts and lungs that struggle to keep up. This often means they cannot walk and die prematurely.
In addition, chickens are kept in cramped conditions in a space less than an A4 piece of paper.
According to the group 38% of Nandos customers believe the chain has the highest chicken welfare standards. However, their ‘Pecking Order’ report ranked their welfare policies as ‘very poor’, yet they charge significantly more than other high street competitors.
The campaign launched today calls for the chain to stop using fast-growing chicken breeds and instead switch to chickens which grow at a slower rate, to avoid catastrophic health issues and unnecessary pain and to introduce lower stocking densities to give chickens more space and room so they can behave more naturally