I was horrified to see the heartbreaking footage on ALDIUncovered.com. That this cruelty happened at a farm that raises chickens for one of your suppliers is unacceptable.
Mercy For Animals’ investigation revealed serious and systemic welfare issues, such as the suffering caused by rapid growth and filthy, overcrowded, and unnatural conditions. I was disappointed to learn that you don’t have any welfare measures in place to prevent the worst routine abuse that chickens face in factory farms.
Several of your competitors have taken meaningful steps to reduce suffering in their supply chains, including Kroger, Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Sprouts, and Whole Foods.
Please take decisive action to address the most pressing systemic problems associated with chickens used for meat by publishing a chicken welfare policy that meets the standards of the Better Chicken Commitment.