DENVER Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to give preference to suppliers that use what People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals terms â€śless cruelâ€ť forms of slaughtering chickens. The agreement prompted PETA to withdraw a shareholder resolution to limit the 700-unit chainâ€™s chicken purchasing options to suppliers that use â€ścontrolled atmosphere killing," or CAK. In that method of slaughter, the birdsâ€™ oxygen is slowly replaced with other gases.PETA, which owns 65 shares of Chipotle ...
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