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New undercover footage taken at several Lilydale chicken suppliers exposes workers ripping off the heads and legs of live chickens; violently jamming birds into overcrowded transport crates; running over live birds with forklifts; and hitting, kicking, and throwing chickens.

 
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Lilydale is a Loblaws chicken supplier. Demand that Loblaws immediately adopt meaningful animal welfare policies for its supply chains. Act now!
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Dear Loblaws,

I just watched hidden-camera video of animals being tortured to death at multiple Lilydale chicken supplier farms. The sickening video shows horrific abuses:
  • Workers hitting, kicking, and throwing birds and smashing them into walls and transport crates
  • Birds crushed by transport machinery and having their legs ripped off by careless workers
  • Management standing by while workers torment animals with crude sex acts and rough handling
  • Severely sick and injured birds bred to grow too large to walk without pain left to languish and die
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that this abuse is absolutely unacceptable!

As one of the biggest grocers in Canada and a major Lilydale chicken buyer, Loblaws has the power and responsibility to ensure chickens sold in your stores were not tortured.

I am writing to ask that Loblaws move quickly to prevent the worst forms of animal abuse in its supply chain by adopting meaningful animal welfare policies, including the following:
  • Zero tolerance for animal abuse to deter egregious acts of violence against animals
  • Improved genetic selection and monitoring systems to prevent lameness and other related
    health issues in birds at supplier farms
  • Requiring farms to provide birds with access to clean litter, improved lighting and air quality, environmental enrichments, and enough space to engage in natural behaviors
  • Demanding poultry suppliers end live-shackle slaughter in favor of less cruel systems that eliminate the horrific suffering caused by dumping, shackling, shocking, and slitting the throats of conscious animals
These are commonsense changes that would greatly alleviate needless suffering for millions of animals.

Thank you.

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At Lilydale Chicken Suppliers, Extreme Animal Cruelty is
Business as Usual

Limbs Ripped Off

Birds crushed by transport machinery and having their legs ripped off by careless workers

Malicious Abuse

Workers hitting, kicking, and throwing birds and smashing them into walls and transport crates

Left to Suffer

Severely sick and injured birds bred to grow too large to walk without pain left to languish and die

Crude Sex Acts

Management standing by while workers torment animals with crude sex acts and rough handling

Cruelty Critics

Bred for Pain

Chickens raised for Lilydale have been bred to grow so quickly they frequently become crippled under their own weight. Unable to walk without extreme pain, many die of dehydration at factory farms when they can’t reach water. Others die from heart attacks, organ failure, and other problems related to rapid growth. High levels of ammonia due to filthy factory farm conditions lead to severe skin irritation, blindness, and deadly respiratory problems.

Abuse Runs Rampant

Recent undercover footage obtained by Mercy For Animals provides a shocking look behind the scenes at a Lilydale slaughterhouse.

Lilydale Turkey Slaughter – British Columbia, 2016

Hidden cameras captured turkeys painfully shackled upside down, shocked with electricity, cut open, and even scalded in vats of hot water—all while still alive and able to feel pain.

Fed up with cruelty?
There are alternatives!
Switch and Ditch
Let’s face it, without crispy breading or vegetable-based flavoring like barbecue sauce, chicken meat is bland and boring. So why not just skip the cruelty—not to mention saturated fat and cholesterol—in favor of delicious vegetarian alternatives like these?

Gardein Chick’n Products

One of the most popular meatless chicken products on the market, Gardein (garden + protein) is perfect for vegans and ardent carnivores alike.

Tofurky Slow Roasted Chick’n

Located in the refrigerated section of your local grocer, this new product from Tofurky comes in several varieties and is super easy to prepare.

Sol Cuisine

Created in Canada and found in the freezer sections of both natural and mainstream grocers, Sol’s tasty chicken alternatives come in flavors like Tangy Korean Barbecue and Ginger Lime Teriyaki!
Need more ideas? We’ve got you covered. Visit ChooseVeg.ca for fun tips, delicious recipes, and more.

The best way for individual consumers to help end this cruelty is to leave animals off their plates.

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