Carrefour: eliminate unnecessary suffering from your supply chain in Spain
AND BROILER CHICKENS
Sign for Carrefour supermarkets to assume the animal welfare improvements in Spain established in the European Chicken Commitment:
In a new investigative report, Equalia reports on the consequences of current animal welfare standards in broiler farming, such as the one you can find in Carrefour Spain.
These animal welfare problems reflect the lack of interest shown by supermarkets, such as Carrefour Spain, in adapting to the minimum poultry welfare requirements set out in the European Chicken Commitment.
BUYING AT CARREFOUR?
5 wrong practices in the rearing of chickens found in supermarkets like Carrefour Spain
Scientific advice states that disproportionate density leads to greater risk of virulent outbreaks with potential for transmission to humans.
HIGH DENSITY OF CHICKENS
Rapid growth leads to so-called "production" diseases such as ascites, sudden death syndrome or contact dermatitis.
BREEDING OF RAPID-GROWTH BREEDS
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT
The lack of environmental stimuli prevents the development of their natural behaviors, such as walking, running or digging.
Birds are immersed in electrified water as a method of stunning prior to slaughter. The European Commission points out that a ban on this process is necessary because of the animal suffering involved.
SLAUGHTER BY ELECTRIC BATH
Audits and reports provide high-value information to consumers.
LACK OF THIRD-PARTY AUDITS AND PUBLIC REPORTING
More and more companies are committed to implement the proposed improvements in the ECC by 2026:
"Animal welfare is a key factor for the sustainability of our food chain".
European Commission on Farm to Fork strategy