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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Now for something completely different

This is why we hatch and raise our own chicks...



For those who don't speak Italian: these scenes are taking place in a factory in Iowa, USA, owned by one of the largest producers of eggs in the world. 

The chicks are hatched more or less straight onto the conveyor belt. 

The women sort the males from the females, and the males are slung without ceremony into the grinder. 

The females are hung from their heads to have their beaks trimmed - a process that brings them pain for the rest of their lives. Lives spent in tiny crates under artificial light, or for the lucky ones, 'free-ranging' (= more profit on the eggs) in a muddy field. 

The ones that accidentally fall off the conveyor belt are left to die a slow and painful death on the floor of the factory. 

Makes me want to put someone to a slow and painful death on the floor of the factory...

5 comments:

Karin said...

Shocking! Had no idea and yes, this makes me angry too!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

I hope you don't mind that I didn't actualy watch it. Your description was enough to make me angry, sick and sad... However, I do think that people need to know about it, so thanks for sharing. Wishing you a good week ahead, Love from London xo

Louise | Italy said...

I don't mind at all - I have to say I could only bring myself to watch it once.

Vanessa said...

Oh dear. Not easy viewing, that. Very upsetting in fact.

Debbie said...

Very upsetting but something we all need to see.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Now for something completely different

This is why we hatch and raise our own chicks...



For those who don't speak Italian: these scenes are taking place in a factory in Iowa, USA, owned by one of the largest producers of eggs in the world. 

The chicks are hatched more or less straight onto the conveyor belt. 

The women sort the males from the females, and the males are slung without ceremony into the grinder. 

The females are hung from their heads to have their beaks trimmed - a process that brings them pain for the rest of their lives. Lives spent in tiny crates under artificial light, or for the lucky ones, 'free-ranging' (= more profit on the eggs) in a muddy field. 

The ones that accidentally fall off the conveyor belt are left to die a slow and painful death on the floor of the factory. 

Makes me want to put someone to a slow and painful death on the floor of the factory...

5 comments:

Karin said...

Shocking! Had no idea and yes, this makes me angry too!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

I hope you don't mind that I didn't actualy watch it. Your description was enough to make me angry, sick and sad... However, I do think that people need to know about it, so thanks for sharing. Wishing you a good week ahead, Love from London xo

Louise | Italy said...

I don't mind at all - I have to say I could only bring myself to watch it once.

Vanessa said...

Oh dear. Not easy viewing, that. Very upsetting in fact.

Debbie said...

Very upsetting but something we all need to see.