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McDonald’s sets new standards for chicken suppliers

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McDonald's might be famous for their hamburgers, specifically the BigMac, but they have recently been making waves in the poultry industry.

The fast-food chain announced Friday, Oct. 27, that they will only accept chickens that have been humanely processed. Humanely processed chickens, as defined by McDonald's, are birds that were not fully conscious when they were slaughtered. This means that McDonald's suppliers using common processing methods like shocking the birds and shackling their feet on a conveyer belt before slaughter will need to find alternative techniques, such as gassing the birds.

The fast-food giant also. . .

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