Good news! This week Popeyes Louisiana Chicken—the third-largest chicken chain in the United States—has become the latest brand to adopt the Better Chicken Commitment, a set of standards that will meaningfully improve chicken welfare in the company’s supply chain.
By signing on to this commitment—to be implemented no later than 2024—Popeyes joins more than 200 brands, including Subway, Starbucks, and Papa John’s.
The Better Chicken Commitment addresses the most pressing welfare concerns associated with the treatment of chickens raised for meat. It includes a commitment to transitioning to higher-welfare strains of birds, improving living conditions, and ending the horrific practice of live-shackle slaughter.