Egg McMisery: Shocking Hidden Camera Investigation Exposes Canada’s Rotten Egg Industry

A new Mercy For Animals Canada investigation exposes systemic violence and cruelty to chickens at a Burnbrae Farms egg supplier—McDonald’s Canada’s exclusive egg provider—in Morinville, Alberta. The disturbing undercover footage shows unconscionable abuses, including the following:

– Thousands of egg-laying hens crammed inside tiny wire battery cages, each hen with less space than a single sheet of notebook paper to live her entire miserable life, unable to spread her wings, walk or engage in other natural behaviours

– Workers smashing the heads of chicks and then throwing them still alive and conscious into plastic garbage bags to slowly suffocate

– Chickens trapped in cage wire, mangled by factory machinery, and left to suffer from open wounds and torn beaks without proper veterinary care

– Dead hens left in cages with live hens still laying eggs for human consumption

Chickens are intelligent and sensitive animals, yet these hens are crammed in tiny cages for their entire lives, never able to walk, perch, stretch their wings or do nearly anything that comes naturally to them.

McDonald’s in the European Union did away with these abusive cages back in 1998—15 years ago! It’s time for McDonald’s Canada to do the same.



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