Mike Hughlett reports that McDonald's study, which should be released this week, finds that there is insufficient evidence to conclude that "controlled atmosphere stunning"
is a better option than stunning with electricity. "Whether [chickens] suffer or not is an open question," says Bob Langert, McDonald's vp for corporate social responsibility.
PETA says in a statement that it believes McDonald's conclusions are "highly questionable," although it has yet to see the company's report. If you think we've heard the end of this, you probably believe that the Christmas controversy (see above) has been put to rest, too.