Nando’s commits to higher chicken welfare in the UK
Nando’s has announced they have signed up to the Better Chicken Commitment, a set of standards that will improve the welfare of millions of chickens
"This is fantastic news for millions of chickens in the UK and we expect other major fast food brands to follow suit" ~ Lindsay Duncan, World Animal Protection campaign manager
The new commitment to chicken welfare by Nando's follows our campaign last year in which over 36,000 people signed our #TheRealCheekyNandos petition calling on the food outlet 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. The chickens supplied to Nando's 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.
The announcement is part of a new commitment by Nando’s to improve both animal welfare and sustainability. 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 us 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.”
A high welfare chicken farm built with the welfare of chickens in mind, to ensure they have a good and valued life. Credit Line: Valerie Kuypers / World Animal Protection
We are 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. Our Change for Chicken campaign was launched in 2016 and we have since worked with KFC in the UK and Europe and Nando’s on improving the welfare of the chickens on farms that supply its restaurants. We will continue to offer our expertise to Nando's on how to make these changes and call on more companies and food outlets to do the same.
Our vision for a world where animals live free from cruelty and suffering is made possible by the continued actions of our supporters. Find out more about our current campaigns and other ways you can get involved to help move the world to protect animals.