Carl’s Jr. attempts to silence peaceful protestors at NYC grand opening
During Carl's Jr.'s grand opening at its brand new location in New York City, The Humane League launched a protest on site to inform potential customers about the restaurant's nationwide animal cruelty scandal.
Carl's Jr.'s parent company, CKE Restaurants, refuses to adopt an animal welfare policy despite the fact that many of its competitors, like Burger King, Chipotle, Subway, and TGI Friday's, have already taken steps to address the animal cruelty in their supply chains. The chickens raised for Carl's Jr.'s supply chain are often bred so large that they are unable to walk. They spend their whole lives in a filthy, small space amongst thousands of other birds with no access to sunlight and then are brutally killed, many while still conscious.
The Humane League activists, volunteers, and concerned members of the public peacefully protested outside of the new Carl's Jr. by delivering pamphlets with information, offering to show passerbys virtual reality footage of what these chickens experience, and passing out boycott buttons.
Carl's Jr. employees made several aggressive attempts to silence the activists. Security put up barricades and tried to block the signs that activists held, which depicted the truth behind the restaurant's food.To see just how far Carl's Jr. went to hide the truth from consumers, watch the video below:
Despite their attempts, Carl's Jr. was not able to shut us down. The protest started in the morning and lasted until well into the evening, gathering the support of thousands of passersby throughout the event. As the day drew to a close, the demonstrators illuminated the night with signs that made it clear that New Yorkers will not stand for Carl's Jr.'s support of animal cruelty.'
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