We are happy to welcome another signatory to the European Chicken Commitment: In the restaurants of Europe’s second largest furniture retailer, XXXLutz, only chicken meat that fulfills the criteria of the commitment will be served from 2026 onward at the latest. This is the company’s response to the demands of its customers who had already criticized the low pork standards on XXXLutz plates in the past. Although the company is currently active only in Germany and Austria, the commitment applies to all stores in Europe. After Ikea, XXXLutz is the second furniture retailer to join the commitment. The company’s statement can be read here.
The European Chicken Commitment
In Germany alone, more than 600 million chickens are raised for their meat and killed every year—that is more than 80% of all slaughtered land animals. Most of these animals grow so fast that they can barely stand on their feet. The dismal and cramped environment of the sheds adds to their suffering. To alleviate this, we have joined forces with 29 other European animal protection groups to launch the European Chicken Commitment. This commitment primarily requires its members to reduce the overbreeding of animals in their supply chains and to provide more space, light and variety in the sheds. Another important requirement is for less stressful stunning before slaughter.