Considering that chickens are arguably the most abused animals on the planet, they should be one of the first animals we remove from our plates—and there’s no better time to do that than World Weeks for Abolition of Meat (or any week, really!). More than 50 billion chickens are now being slaughtered every year worldwide.
Chickens’ cognitive skills rival those of cats, dogs, and, in some cases, primates. They are adept communicators who develop complex social structures. Chickens demonstrate deep love for their family members and care for others in their group. A mother chicken starts teaching her chicks to “talk” before they have even hatched, clucking softly to them, and they cluck back to her and each other from inside their shells. By contrast, human babies cannot replicate their mothers’ sounds until they are several months old.
Read our “How to Go Vegan” page for tips on how to “veg it up” and delicious recipes!