"As we continue to learn about innovative and better ways to raise animals through our No Antibiotics Ever journey and our experience in raising organic chickens, we are adopting a four-part plan which will result in changing how we raise chickens," Perdue said. "Transparency is very important to Perdue consumers, who are interested knowing how we raise, care for and harvest our chickens. Our vision is to be the most trusted name in food and agricultural products and animal care is a big part of that journey."
Perdue, the fourth largest producer of chickens has steadily been making monumental changes that the HSUS hopes will lead other companies like Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride and Sanderson Farms to follow along and take action to improve the lives of the very animals that make the millions each year.
Perdue announced last February plans to stop using antibiotics in all of their processed chicken foods like chicken nuggets and they raise about two-thirds of its chickens and half their turkeys without antibiotics.
Improving the life of factory farmed birds has a long way to go but this groundbreaking reform is a great start.