PETA accuses the fast food giant of allowing its U.S. chicken suppliers to use a slaughter method that often causes birds to endure broken bones and abuse by workers.
Friday, PETA launched its "I'm Hatin' It" campaign, which mocks McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" slogan. PETA says its trying to protect customers who buy fast food during these tough economic times.
"In the recession that we're in now, McDonald's is the only company that's thriving because everyone wants to eat cheap. So,we're begging them to start using more humane methods," a PETA representative told ABC7 Chicago.
McDonald's released a statement that it supports its chicken suppliers' use of controlled atmosphere stunning and electrical stunning and expects the workers to treat animals humanely.