Subway claims that food safety and food quality are its top priorities but Subway is hiding a very dark secret from its customers.
Email the Leadership of Subway and demand Subway finally adopt a meaningful chicken welfare policy that addresses several of the worst abuses in its supply chain.
Dear Ms. Greco,
I recently learned that birds raised on factory farms for Subway’s chicken supply chain live a life of constant misery. Despite the major shift in consumer preference towards better conditions for animals, Subway has yet to enact any meaningful policy to protect the millions of chickens destined to be used in its supply chain. Currently, chickens farmed for Subway are crammed by the thousands in filthy, windowless sheds, are selectively bred to grow unnaturally large, and are violently slaughtered.
It is time for Subway to release an animal welfare policy that addresses the egregious abuse in its chicken supply chain! Until then, I will not be visiting any Subway locations and will instead give my business to restaurants that take animal welfare more seriously.
Trapped in Filth
Subway 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 Subway’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.