Chicks Being Ground Up Alive: Video

Huffington Post thought enough of this video story to present it, even though many of us will not be able to watch it. It is enough to know that this kind of thing actually goes on in the United States, 2009. What ever happened to animal cruelty laws?

You can tell a lot about the character of a person by the way he treats his animals. I wonder if that also applies to the character of a nation?

September 2, 2009

(AP) WASHINGTON -- An undercover video shot by an animal rights group at an Iowa egg hatchery shows workers discarding unwanted chicks by sending them alive into a grinder, and other chicks falling through a sorting machine to die on the factory floor.

Chicago-based Mercy for Animals said it shot the video at Hy-Line North America's hatchery in Spencer, Iowa, over a two-week period in May and June. The video was obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Tags: animal rights, cruelty to animals (all tags)



Re: Chicks Being Ground Up Alive: Video

 Did anyone here feel the least bit tempted to click on that? I've been rick-rolled enough times that now I smell it coming a mile away.

by QTG 2009-09-02 05:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Chicks Being Ground Up Alive: Video

Not here.

by MainStreet 2009-09-03 04:02AM | 0 recs
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At first, I was repulsed, and I am still having a hard time dealing with this reality. But just to play devil's advocate, when you think about it, the statement by one of their spokesman makes sense. THey are indeed killed almost instantaneously. Grinding them alive sounds terrible but is it worse than some other death for a living creature of that size?

I saw a documentary on some pig farm on HBO. Now that was some major cruelty going on. I am willing to pay a slight premium if it means these farms have to use methods that are less "efficient".There are some methods used in poultry farms that are even worse than what we see here.

Not only is there a cruelty issue, we have a health issue with the way our food is produced.

by Pravin 2009-09-03 06:12AM | 0 recs
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RE. the cruelty issue. 4/3749#readmore

by MainStreet 2009-09-03 06:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Another feature from Huffington Post.

Wayward Cat Limps Home With 13-Inch Arrow Shot Through Its Head


Does the problem reside in a failure of our educational system to teach children from the beginning, respect for animals, animal rights, and the humane treatment of animals? Just yesterday, I also came across a story about a dog that was set on fire.

Picture from a Youtube video.

by MainStreet 2009-09-03 07:20AM | 0 recs


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