Global Animal Partnership Releases Initial List of Eligible Broiler Breeds for Animal Welfare Certification

December 3, 2021 Global Animal Partnership

Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.) is working to positively impact the welfare of the millions of chickens raised each year through its Better Chicken Project. The organization funded a comprehensive, independent research study performed by scientists at the University of Guelph, as the first step to creating a research-based framework for reinventing the modern-day broiler.

NCC Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report to Recognize Progress & Identify Future Growth Opportunities

September 21, 2021 National Chicken Council

The National Chicken Council (NCC) today released its inaugural sustainability report. The report provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. chickens raised for meat, known as “broilers,” and the industry’s collective progress in its environmental, broiler welfare and social impact journey, as well as efforts to build a more sustainable food system.

These 4 Major Grocery Chains Are Facing Pressure Over Their Rotisserie Chickens

The rotisserie chicken is a meal that makes dinner (and lunch) easier for tons of households. If yours is one of them, one advocacy group wants you to know about four supermarket chains that are reportedly selling broiler chickens that aren’t raised in the most favorable conditions—along with five others that have just made a crucial commitment to the raising of healthier chickens.

Sprouts Farmers Market Commits to Improving Broiler Chicken Welfare After Talks with Compassion in World Farming

August 30, 2021 Compassion in World Farming

One of the nation’s leading grocers, today, committed to taking a staggered approach to improving broiler chicken welfare. Sprouts Farmers Market, which has more than 360 stores in 23 states, released an updated animal welfare commitment after two years of discussions with animal welfare organizations such as Compassion in World Farming, the world’s leading farm animal welfare organization, and other industry partners.

Natural Grocers Signs On to the Better Chicken Commitment

Natural Grocers® has pledged its participation in the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC), a set of standards for broiler chicken welfare developed by a coalition of animal welfare organizations. Ninety percent of the chicken and chicken-containing products the company sells already meets or exceeds these new standards. The nation’s largest family-operated organic and natural retailer will work directly with the remaining 10% of vendors who currently do not meet all the standards to transition to meet all BCC requirements by 2026.