How do delivery brands stack up on animal welfare?

The painful truth behind food deliveries. Domino's
Bird On A Wire
Burger King
Fit Me In
My Food Bag
Muscle Fuel
Pita Pit
Pizza Hut
Primal Kitchen
Taco Bell

In 2022 we launched our Delivering Better campaign, showing how food businesses rank on animal welfare – specifically chickens bred for meat.

Rightly, people were horrified to read about cruelty to chickens from major delivery brands, especially those that market themselves with terms such as “ethical farming”, “full disclosure food” and “sustainable agriculture.”

Rochelle learnt about the Delivering Better campaign and wrote:

“Disgusted to know that here in nz this is how the chicken I have been feeding my family is treated. It’s cruel and we can do better !!!”

Shockingly, the vast majority of the chickens raised for meat in Aotearoa come from industrial farms that use chickens selectively bred to grow unnaturally fast, reaching a size larger than a natural adult chicken in just six weeks.

Around the world, more than 500 businesses have already committed to improving the living and slaughter standards chickens face in their supply chain.

Whilst some companies in Aotearoa have committed to these standards, most companies are lagging behind global progress. 

This report was published in August 2022. As of November 2022, My Food Bag and HelloFresh have both signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment after working with Animals Aotearoa. Making this commitment means these two brands join Domino’s and SwoleFoods in making the necessary changes to improve the welfare of chickens in their supply chains, most importantly using healthier chicken breeds who grow more naturally. The updated ranking of food delivery brands can be found here.

Read the full report

Tell the food businesses lagging behind, it’s time they do better!

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