Encouraging better animal welfare standards in poultry industrial systems
We participated in the 16th Aviana International Fair for Poultry and Livestock held on 6th-7th July 2017, at the Sarit Center, Nairobi.
Aviana is an international exhibition organizer that has been putting together poultry and livestock exhibitions in Africa for the past decade with an aim to;
- Bring international organizations to show case their products and services to the Kenyan producers, consumers and the general public.
- Provide a platform for international organizations to network and build business links with their Kenyan counterparts.
- Act as a place where the Kenyan producers can learn on the advances in productions systems and see new innovative production techniques and equipment.
This year the event attracted 40 exhibitors with close to 60% coming from other countries such as the Netherlands, India, Russia and Egypt.
It presented an opportunity for us to create awareness on Animal Welfare and specifically our work in the four main campaign areas.
“We will engage the general public; farmers, consumers on matters relating to livestock and livestock production, specifically on poultry. Our objective as World Animal Protection is to recruit and get people to know who we are and what we do as an organization… and our campaign areas, especially Animals in farms” – Dr. Victor Yamo
End inhumane chicken farming practices
We unfolded shocking and inhumane practices within the chicken production systems unknown to consumers. These include overfeeding, cramped living spaces, lack of exposure to natural lighting in a means to meet the fast-growing demand for chicken meat. Unfortunately, this leads to painful lameness, overworked hearts and lungs and wounds including skin sores and burns.
Our belief is that food retailers, global policy makers and the public have the ability to change the large scale chicken production systems because chicken deserve a life of dignity.
Together we achieve this.
We’re challenging KFC to improve the lives of the millions of chickens that the company serves to its customers around the world. We want the company to commit to criteria, which will see slower growing birds with more space, litter and natural light to allow for a better quality of life.
Sign our petition now, challenging KFC to help end the secret suffering of chickens.