A slew of Canadian celebrities* have urged major food chain MOD Pizza to better its animal welfare policies.
20 stars, including 90210 actor Jason Priestley and Disney icon Sarah Jeffery, have added their names to a public letter asking the eatery to adopt the Better Chicken Commitment - 'a set of standards that will meaningfully improve chicken welfare in each company's supply chain'.
"As proud Canadians, we were saddened to learn that MOD Pizza—a company that hasn't yet adopted the Better Chicken Commitment—has expanded to our country," the letter, written by Mercy For Animals, reads.
"Without such a policy, your suppliers are permitted to pack chickens into dark, crowded, waste-filled warehouses; breed them to grow so unnaturally fast that they often suffer constant pain; and slit their throats, often while the birds are still conscious.
"As the CEO of MOD Pizza, you have the power to ban this unspeakable cruelty."
* Celebrities who have added their names to the letter are Jason Priestley, Sarah Jeffery, Brett Dier, Tricia Helfer, Jake Epstein, Cassie Steele, Serinda Swan, Cody Kearsley, Tara Strong, Nick Bateman, Sarah Grey, Nolan Gerard Funk, Katherine Ramdeen, Jayde Nicole, André Dae Kim, Lyle Lettau, Nikki Gould, Shanice Banton, Craig Arnold, and Georges Laraque.
Plant Based News has contacted MOD Pizza for comment