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Compassion Over Killing is excited to announce the relaunch of ChickenIndustry.com, an in-depth and evolving look behind the closed doors of an industry that raises and slaughters more than 8 billion animals in the US each year.
Chickens raised their meat, known as “broilers” in the industry, sadly account for nearly 90% of all the animals killed for food each year nationwide. To make matters worse, from hatchery to slaughterhouse, there are no federal regulations whatsoever protecting chickens, allowing factory farmers to cruelly mistreat these animals in ways that would result in criminal prosecution if these same abuses were inflicted upon the dogs and cats with whom many of us share our homes.
For far too long, the chicken industry has operated in secrecy, behind locked and closed doors, with limited public scrutiny. But that is starting to change as consumers learn the truth about the miseries forced upon these animals.
Today is International Respect for Chickens Day, the perfect time to honor these smart and social birds by relaunching ChickenIndustry.com, an informative website that:
- celebrates these remarkably intelligent animals
- goes behind the doors of the industry to expose the hidden horrors
- highlights some notable corporate shifts and small steps in the right direction
- and most importantly, provides easy ways for you to take action
Chickens are incredibly smart, playful, and curious. Did you know that chickens communicate with 24 different vocalizations? Or that, at hatching, chicks already have a basic understanding of numbers and can differentiate between quantities?
Yet, these smart and social animals are forced to spend their short lives crammed inside dark sheds on filthy factory farms. Genetically manipulated by the industry to grow unnaturally and rapidly obese, broiler chickens often suffer respiratory illness, painful leg deformities, and ammonia burns on their skin from living in their own waste day and and day out.
With your help, the world is changing for chickens. Here are 3 easy ways to get involved and start making a difference today!
The best way to protect chickens — and all animals — is to leave them off our plates! Find recipes & more at TryVeg.com.