Outcry over graphic video showing chicks smashed and suffocated, but protest target McDonald’s says it gets no eggs from those farms

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VANCOUVER — An animal rights organization is urging McDonald’s Canada to take a firm stand against what it calls “shocking animal cruelty” captured on a graphic video it says was taken at two Alberta farms.

McDonald’s, for its part, says it gets no eggs from those farms.

The hidden-camera video filmed by Mercy for Animals Canada aired on the CTV show W5 last week. (Watch the video here, but, a warning, it contains disturbing images). It shows hens crowded in battery cages, and chicks being violently smashed by workers and thrown into garbage bags.

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“They’re so crammed inside those cages they can’t spread their wings, they can’t walk, they can’t turn around, they can’t engage in any of their natural behaviour,” said Stephane Perrais, director of operations with Mercy For Animals Canada.

“They spend one year of their miserable life in there, basically producing…

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