McDonald’s now has a new welfare standard for chicken

McDonald’s have made a major step that will impact on a long list of their popular menu items. The food chain has rolled out a set of new standards in raising and slaughtering chicken which should be followed by the suppliers.

The new standards will include factors such as the brightness of light in chicken houses, the accessibility of perches for the chicken, and many other factors that would improve animal welfare. McDonald’s also pledged to conduct trials with suppliers to ensure welfare of the chicken.