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Cruelty to chickens should concern all

I am writing so I can inform people on the cruel treatment of broiler chickens. It may sound ridiculous, but it is a pressing matter. I can’t mention everything because of content, but they do horrible things to these birds.

Broiler breeding began in the 1950s, only to get worse with time. The fact that they are kept in dark, cement-floored sheds crammed together is one thing, but when their litter isn’t changed throughout a chicken’s short life, is another.

The disgusting conditions are harmful to us as well. Rather then give the chickens more space, many farmers slice off the chick’s tender beaks and shove plastic tubes through rooster’s noses with no anesthetics, thinking it will stop fighting or eating another’s food.



Like it matters. Most of them suffer from starvation and chronic thirst.

It is said that 6 million chickens die a year on the way to be slaughtered from lack of care and rough treatment. Every person informed counts, and I feel everyone has the privilege of knowing what’s going on. Please help draw attention to this matter! We are all animals, after all.




Djamie Soejoto

Auburn


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