What Others Are Saying About Our Standard
HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) “The Humane Society of the United States - fully supports Bell & Evans’ switch to Slow Induction Anesthesia (SIA). The SIA system Bell & Evans has developed will improve bird welfare by eliminating live-dumping and live-shackling and worker contact with live birds,” states Matt Prescott, spokesperson for HSUS.
For the last year, we have worked closely with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on this project. Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA wrote, “Bell & Evans shows that animal welfare and good business can go hand in hand.” “...and by listening to consumers’ wishes, Bell & Evans has set a new standard for the chicken-supply industry.”
Although we support GAP (Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Animal Welfare Ratings) standards for the broiler chicken industry, we feel The Bell & Evans Standard with SIA takes humane animal welfare one step further. Leading livestock-handling authority, Temple Grandin, agrees, “...this (SIA process) will be a big step forward in chicken welfare.”