Compass Group Cruelty

Is Compass Group trying to profit from empty promises to its consumers?

Despite being one of the first companies to adopt the Better Chicken Commitment—a set of standards for chickens raised for meat—Compass has shown no direction toward fulfilling this promise to purchase higher-welfare chicken. And unlike its competitors, Compass continues to support crating pigs throughout multiple pregnancies.

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Trapped in Filth

Companies source chicken from industrial farming operations that house tens 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 lie in ammonia-laden litter causing sores and respiratory problems.

Bred to Suffer

Today, birds have been so genetically manipulated that they grow to be three 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.

Brutally Killed

While millions of chickens die due to genetic and environmental abuses, those who do 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.

Progress on the Issue

Food corporations have the power and responsibility to end this cruelty in their supply chains—and they must be transparent with consumers about the steps they are taking to implement these animal welfare commitments. Companies, such as Compass Group, need to follow in the footsteps of the below businesses, which have already begun making meaningful progress toward their own chicken welfare policies and are publicly reporting their progress: