Target: Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan T. Cathy
Goal: Commend fast food chain for ending the use of antibiotic-fed chicken and making healthier changes to their menu
The popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has made the announcement that they will be going antibiotic free within the next five years after multiple consumer requests. The company made this announcement over twitter where they tweeted “You asked. We listened. Our journey to serve anti-biotic free chicken has begun.” These efforts will require much work, considering that Chick-fil-A has previously stated that going antibiotic free would be nearly impossible, so these tremendous efforts deserve the highest praise.
Recent studies about the quality of chicken meant for consumption have surfaced, revealing that levels of antibiotics (some of which are high-risk to humans) are extremely high in our chicken. High levels of antibiotics in food can lead to health issues and create dangerous immunities to health-important antibiotics.
The fact that a fast-food chain is using antibiotic free chicken, which is not very common, in general is a tremendous step towards consumer health. These efforts may pave the way for more established restaurants and grocery stores to provide antibiotic free chicken to keep up with the competition of the fast-food chain’s quality chicken. Please sign the petition below to thank Chick-fil-A for considering consumer requests and going antibiotic free.
Dear Dan T. Cathy,
Your recent decision to go antibiotic free is highly commendable, as it is a positive step towards consumer health and food safety. The chicken that Americans consume is known to have very high levels of antibiotics, some of which are considered high risk to humans. On the verge of an antibiotic immunity crisis, it is important that we reduce or remove antibiotics from our chicken, even if it is only done a step at a time.
By removing antibiotics from the chicken in your food chain, this is a very large step towards accomplishing safer chicken. Your contribution is an especially beneficial one, because as a fast food chain, you are not regarded as highly as other eating establishments. This will urge competitor food chains to also remove antibiotics from their chicken, as they will not want to have lesser quality chicken than their competitors.
On behalf of consumers everywhere, thank you for your significant contribution to improving the quality of chicken in the United States. We urge you to continue to make positive and healthy improvements in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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