Nando's embraces improved chicken welfare standards

Restaurant chain Nando's has signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment, promising to improve poultry welfare standards by 2026.
calendar icon 29 July 2020
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Nando’s has signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment, a set of standards that will improve the welfare of millions of chickens. Last year over 36,000 people signed World Animal Protection’s #TheRealCheekyNandos petition calling on Nando's to give chickens better lives.

The commitment means that by 2026 all the farms that supply Nando’s restaurants in the UK will move away from the use of fast-growing chicken breeds that suffer from painful heart, lung and bone problems. Nando’s chickens will also have more space to move around, more natural light and enrichment such as straw bales to explore and peck, so they can behave more naturally.

As a result, millions of chickens supplying Nando’s will benefit from improved welfare each year.

Lindsay Duncan, World Animal Protection campaign manager said, “This is fantastic news for millions of chickens in the UK and we expect other major fast food brands to follow suit. Our #TheRealCheekyNandos campaign in 2019 showed that customers are increasingly aware of animal welfare issues and this result shows that companies are listening.

“We will continue to offer our support and expertise in how to make these changes and call on other companies to do the same.”

The announcement is part of a new commitment by Nando’s to improve both animal welfare and sustainability. World Animal Protection is calling on global companies to take a lead on animal welfare and ensure that any chickens that are being served at their restaurants are guaranteed a life worth living.

Read more about the campaign from World Animal Protection here.

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