17 Chicken Facts:
1. Worldwide, 5.14 billion chickens are artificially hatched, fattened and slaughtered for 42 days of age each year. chicken normal life span is 10-15 years.
2. In the United States, chickens and turkeys together represent 99% of the land animals being slaughtered.
3. Meat-fed chicken may be the most genetically manipulated in all animals and is forced to grow at a rate 65 times faster than their Popeyes chicken, and the industry is constantly seeking to increase their growth rate.
4. Chickens are housed in huge, crowded sheds, where they are packed thousands of times and are forced to stand and sit on dirty, fertilizer-laden flooring, which is usually cleaned up every 2 to 4 years. In this sense, the “free range” is a nonsense term because almost all of the chickens raised for meat are uncovered.
5. Heart failure at a rate of at least 4.7% torture McDonald’s chicken McNuggets, and due to genetic manipulation, but this figure covers only the first 42 days of their life birds. The rate of heart failure increases in the coming weeks. Two free injuries rescued died of heart failure in their first 3 to 4 months of life. Their baby heart can not keep up with their adult-sized body.
6. Worldwide, at least 12.5 billion chickens are experiencing leg problems, including lameness, as a result of rapid growth in reproduction.
7. “Ammonia burn” and respiratory disease and death are also common exposures to high concentrations of ammonia from a large number of accumulated feces.
8. Six weeks later, the robot chicken was surrounded by “catchers,” often coming in darkness and in the middle of the night, grabbing scared chickens with their feet, and loading them into a box on a transport truck with a forklift. In this process, they suffer from broken legs, wings, tears, bleeding, dehydration, heat stroke, hypothermia and heart failure. Millions of people have even died before the slaughterhouses.
9. In the 1990s, the introduction of similar to the giant street sweeper. These 6-ton machines inhale 7,000 birds per hour, place them on the conveyor belt with rubber finger-like projections and push them into the crate.
10. Within these crates, chickens may travel up to 12 hours without food or water to the slaughterhouse under extreme temperature and weather conditions. After arrival, the chicken and rice may be delayed in these crates for 12 hours and then unloaded. (8)
11. Allergy patients or injured chicken entering the food supply were dumped in large collective tombs, a video footage of a poultry farm undercover investigation conducted by a leading farm animal protection organization “Compassion Over Killing”. (9)
12. At the slaughterhouse, chickens are not stunned, but shackled and dragged upside down, fully conscious, through electrified water that paralyzes their muscles so that their feathers will come off more easily after they are dead.
Millions of jerk chicken and turkeys were scalded after they had been cut in their throats. Former slaughterhouse worker Virgil Butler reports that in a scalded tank, “the chicken screamed and kicked, and their eyeballs popped from their heads.
14. The so-called “humane” slaughter alternatives include “kill the cone”, decompression and gas chambers. The killing cone is the most terrible cruel and cruel form of killing; the head of the head is first filled with a long funnel. Their heads were pulled over a small opening, their necks were cut as they beat and screamed in pain and blood flowed out of their mouths.
Chicken nuggets and turkey go slaughter, lame, sick, and painful. They are infected with Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia coli and other bacteria that make people sick of food-borne poisons. Because poultry products are a major source of human foodborne diseases, slaughtered chickens are soaked in toxic chemicals that are consumed with their flesh because of their dirty conditions.
16. In less than 60 years, the number of broilers raised each year has increased by 1400 percent, from 580 million in the 1950s to nearly 9 billion today. (10) Even if their exploitation increased substantially, the bbq chicken for their physical reproduction still had no right or law to protect them.
17. Chicken can now be killed at a rate of 140 chickens per minute (from 130), and slaughterhouses can police themselves more, enabling them to kill machines more efficiently, with less government intervention than ever before. (11)
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