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ConAgra Foods announced that it is urging its poultry suppliers to consider slaughtering chickens in a humane fashion called “controlled atmosphere killing” that is approved by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), though the animal rights organization wasn’t mentioned in the announcement.

The Associated Press reports that “last September, ConAgra shareholders rejected a PETA proposal to research whether it would be feasible to require the company's suppliers to switch to ‘controlled-atmosphere killing’ instead of the current method, which involves cutting chickens' throats after the birds have been immobilized with electricity.”
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