Friday, November 22, 2013

New Scientist on Farmed Chickens

"Life is miserable for the estimated 20 billion broiler chickens raised for food each year. ... 

"It is well known that broiler chickens are housed in cramped and unsanitary conditions, but they also endure a distressing time in the run up to death. They are starved for up to 10 hours to reduce the faecal volume in their bodies, then caught, hung upside down and dunked in an electric bath to knock them out before their throats are slit."

New Scientist, p. 14, 9 November 2013.