Animals are not well at Wellfam Foods, a Marubeni’s subsidiary. PETA Asia has just released shocking footage of workers at a Wellfam Foods chicken hatchery in Japan piling up frantic, peeping days-old chicks in barrels and leaving them to be crushed or slowly suffocate to death. Next, workers placed the barrels inside a giant freezer, leaving any chicks were still alive to suffer slow, excruciatingly painful deaths from hypothermia.
Cruelty at Every Stage of Life: Chicken Industry SOP
Wellfam Farms claims transparency to its customers—so why isn’t it open about the way it kills and disposes of “undesirable” chicks as if they were trash?
Wellfam Farms isn’t the only chicken-flesh company with a dirty little secret. Abusing chickens at every stage of life is an industry-wide standard.
Chickens who are raised and killed for meat never get to feel the loving protection of their mothers’ wings. Instead, they’re shipped to factory farms just days after hatching. They won’t get to spend their days scratching for food, taking dust baths, and sunbathing with their flocks. Instead, these intelligent and sociable animals will spend their whole lives crammed in filthy warehouses with thousands of other miserable birds.
Meat companies breed chickens to grow unnaturally large so they can profit by selling bigger birds. But the birds’ legs and organs can’t keep up with their rapid growth, so many suffer heart attacks and organ failure. Many chickens are so large that they become crippled and die of dehydration because they can’t reach their drinking water.
When they are only 6 or 7 weeks old, chickens are trucked to slaughter, where they are hung upside-down, their throats are cut, and they’re immersed in scalding-hot water to remove their feathers. Many are conscious throughout this terrifying, painful ordeal.
Change Starts with You
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