When I was a manager at Chipotle, I was proud to tell customers about our happy animals. I thought I was doing something good because of the hours I’d spent in training learning about the company’s high animal welfare standards. I recited their words to customers and eventually, it was my job to teach new employees to recite the same words about using “free-range” animals and treating them with respect.
But when I asked where our farms were, my bosses told me to stick to the talking points, and when I finally visited a Chipotle farm for myself, I found injured, diseased, and dead birds crammed inside an industrial shed. Now, I’m sharing the truth I discovered far and wide, and I need your help demanding a response from Chipotle!