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McDonald’s Animal Health & Welfare


Animal health and welfare is important to McDonald’s. It’s part of our heritage, and one of our core values is to always operate our business ethically.

We are committed to ensuring that the animals in our supply chain are properly cared for throughout their lives. In fact, McDonald’s has been proactively involved in animal welfare since the mid 1990s, when we established a relationship with renowned animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin and formed our first animal welfare council, which included experts in poultry, swine and beef.  

In addition, our local supply chain and quality teams have always engaged experts to identify opportunities affecting local markets and develop solutions for specific market issues.

Animal Health & Welfare Team

McDonald’s Animal Health & Welfare team is a global, cross-functional group comprised of academic consultants, industry partners and McDonald’s representatives. Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

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Facility Audits

Our expectation is that all abattoirs supplying product to McDonald’s pass an independent animal health and welfare audit annually. Learn More