An­i­mal rights group in Sub­way protest

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY HEATHER CAR­RICK

PROTESTERS are set to de­scend on fast-food chain Sub­way to­day to fight against mis­treat­ment of an­i­mals used in the com­pany’s sandwiches.

Open Cages, an an­i­mal rights ac­tivism group, has or­gan­ised the protest after the sand­wich shop failed to an­swer calls from an­i­mal rights cam­paign­ers to im­prove the wel­fare of chick­ens used for meat in their shops and for what they de­scribe as “mis­lead­ing” the public about the ethics of their chicken farms.

Open Cages co-founder, Karri Heikki­nen, said: “Sub­way is se­ri­ously mis­lead­ing the Scot­tish peo­ple on an­i­mal wel­fare.

“The con­di­tions Sub­way chick­ens live in are hor­rific, filthy and out­dated, and not ‘high stan­dard’ as the busi­ness claims.”

“With com­peti­tor gi­ants like KFC com­mit­ting to bet­ter wel­fare, there is no ex­cuse for Sub­way to con­tinue al­low­ing such suf­fer­ing.

“We are there­fore forced to in­form Sub­way cus­tomers di­rectly through the launch of this cam­paign.”

The group will protest out­side Sub­way on Argyle Street in the city cen­tre, while in­form­ing cus­tomers about the con­di­tions the an­i­mals used by Sub­way face.

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