Neglected. Abused. Suffering.
Birds raised on factory farms for Aramark’s chicken supply chain live a life of constant misery.
Email the CEO of Aramark and demand Aramark finally adopt a meaningful chicken welfare policy that addresses several of the worst abuses in its supply chain.
Dear Mr. Foss,
I recently learned that birds raised on factory farms for Aramark’s chicken supply chain live a life of constant misery. Despite the major shift in consumer preference towards better conditions for animals, Aramark has yet to enact any meaningful policy to protect the millions of chickens destined to be used in Aramark’s supply chain. Currently, chickens farmed for Aramark are crammed by the thousands in filthy, windowless sheds, are selectively bred to grow unnaturally large, and are violently slaughtered.
It is time for Aramark to release an animal welfare policy that addresses the egregious abuse in its chicken supply chain! Until then, I will be encouraging the universities and other Aramark-operated dining facilities to work with foodservice providers that take animal welfare more seriously.
Trapped in Filth
Aramark sources its chicken from industrial farming operations that house hundreds of thousands of birds inside filthy, windowless sheds. Due to this severe overcrowding, these birds are provided slightly more space than a sheet of paper to live on. Often they are unable to walk and lay in ammonia- laden litter causing sores and respiratory problems.
Bred to Suffer
Birds in Aramark’s supply chain have been so genetically manipulated that they grow to be seven times as large as they would without such invasive tampering — and in less time. This accelerated growth leaves birds crippled under their own weight and causes a myriad of other problems.
While millions of birds die due to genetic and environmental abuses, those who survive suffer the cruelest fate. At the slaughterhouse they are violently shackled upside down, painfully shocked with electricity, and cut open at the throat — often while still conscious and able to feel pain.
Who is Aramark
Aramark is one of the country’s largest food service providers and serves over 2 billion meals each year globally.
While you might not know the Aramark name, chickens that suffer for Aramark’s supply chain are served in thousands of universities, hospitals, and other dining halls annually.
- Schools & Universities
- National Parks
Aramark is likely serving these abused chickens in your neighborhood.