According to the Sun, popular fast food chains including Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, and McDonald’s have been accused of selling food containing chickens bred to grow too fast. World Animal Protection (WAP) has called out the chains for buying meat from chickens with terrible health conditions.

Birds are kept in conditions including overcrowded spaces and poorly lit sheds. Many animals receive skin sores from these conditions. Up to 100,000 birds are held in a single shed, according to WAP.

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WAP ranked each chain on a scale from “Making Progress to Very Poor,” with KFC as the only “Making Progress listed. UK chains Burger King, Pizza Hut and Domino’s chains were listed with “Very Poor.” The scale is based upon the Better Chicken Commitment. The Better Chicken Commitment are guidelines made by animal welfare organizations that examine the treatment of chickens bred for eating.

Jonty Whittleton, global campaign head of WAP, told the Sun, “There has been very little action this year, which is one of the most shocking things we’ve found. We’re encouraged KFC has made this commitment but there are no others that follow suit in the UK, and we think they need to take action. Companies can improve by signing up to the Better Chicken Commitment. This is something a lot of companies have done in the UK so its not too much to ask.”

The Better Chicken Commitment are guidelines made by animal welfare organizations that examine the treatment of chickens bred for eating. See below for a video from WAP USA on chicken farming:

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