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· Activist group accuses Burger King of animal cruelty at overseas farm
Burger King Pledges Again To Stop Using Cage-Produced Eggs
After Disturbing Video Surfaces
· Burger King now offering dog food
· Burger King Introduces New Cheesy Bacon Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Activist group accuses Burger King of animal cruelty at overseas farm
Jessica Holly, WSVN Miami
Nov 29, 2018
WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Animal activists have accused Burger King of alarming abuse at one of its overseas farms.
Undercover video of an egg farm showed birds in cramped cages, struggling to escape. Their wings appeared to be mutilated and their bones covered in filth.
“Dirt and fecal waste coat the cage bars and equipment,” a narrator said in the video.
The exposé was led by Lever, a non-profit organization with a focus on protecting animals.
A representative for the group said Burger King needs to change its ways.
“The conditions found at farms of this Burger King egg supplier would violate national standards across all of the United States,” Nick Cooney said.
According to Lever, the farm is in Taiwan and supplies eggs for the burger giant in Asia.
“Because Burger King does not disclose the sources of its products here in the U.S.,” Cooney said, “we are unsure if these products are making their way to U.S. customers or not.”
The concern isn’t just for the animals. Lever claims what you are seeing in the video is a risk to human health as well.
“Eggs gather in dirty collection trays. Flies crawl around the trays and swarm all over the farm,” a narrator in the video said.
Studies in Europe found dramatically higher rates of salmonella contamination in eggs from farms like the one in Taiwan...
Burger King Pledges Again To Stop Using Cage-Produced Eggs After Disturbing Video Surfaces
By Gary Nelson, CBS Miami
November 29, 2018
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The video played in a downtown Miami hotel Thursday begins with an announcer’s voice, ominous sounding music playing underneath.
“A shocking new footage reveals what Burger King wants to keep hidden,” the announcer says.
The Lever Foundation, an animal rights group, showed reporters video of thousands of hens, crammed into tiny cages in an egg production plant in Taiwan. Among its biggest customers, activists say, is Burger King.
“Each mother hen spends nearly her entire life packed in a cage so small, she can barely turn around,” the narrator says over images of hens crowded into cages that might be two feet square.
The hens can be seen panicking in a futile effort to escape.
“They will never be able to fully spread their wings or engage in natural behavior. Birds have to climb on top of one another just to move around,” the video says.
Many of the hens are rubbed raw, their feathers torn off as they’re constantly scraped against the confining cage. And there is feces and filth.
“Eggs gather in dirty collection trays. Flies crawl around the trays and swarm all over the farm,” the video explains, as images of swarming flies and piles of feces are displayed.
Activists say eggs produced in such operations are much more likely to contain dangerous salmonella.
There are caged egg production plants in the U.S., but nothing like the one in Taiwan, according to the Lever Foundation...
Burger King now offering dog food
Jane Wharton, Metro (UK)
30 Nov 2018
Any dog owner knows the difficulty of eating when a hungry pet is around.
The head tilt, the sad eyes and sometimes a downright cheeky attempt to steal your meat.
Now Burger King are adding actual dog food to their menu so man and his best friend can eat together in harmony.
The fast food chain has announced a new line of products for dogs, known as Dogppers – or ‘flame-grilled, Whopper-flavoured dog biscuit.
Owners who purchase their own Whopper through the delivery service DoorDash will receive a free treat for their pooch...
Burger King Introduces New Cheesy Bacon Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Bob Miller, Chew Boom
November 29, 2018
Not to be confused with the Bacon & Cheese Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Burger King puts together the new Cheesy Bacon Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
The new Cheesy Bacon Crispy Chicken Sandwich features a toasted potato bun sandwiching a seasoned and breaded white meat crispy chicken filet that’s layered with thick-cut smoked bacon, two slices of American cheese and two layers of cheese sauce. A Spicy version of the sandwich featuring a spicy crispy chicken filet is also available.
You may recall Burger King released a similar Bacon & Cheese Crispy Chicken Sandwich back in March 2017. The sandwich – which is still available – features the brand’s signature crispy chicken filet topped with thick-cut smoked bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and creamy mayo on a potato bun.
Peep This Out!’s Ian Keiner picked up the extra-cheesy version of BK’s signature Crispy Chicken Sandwich at his local Burger King in Southern California for $5.49. If it hasn’t already landed at your Burger King, look for it to hit the menu board sometime this week...