Exposed Again: Shameful Cruelty at Pilgrim’s Pride

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This week, a new multi-state investigative video, filmed behind the closed doors of Pilgrim’s Pride, was released by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The video uncovers shocking cruelty to chickens at a Pilgrim’s-owned slaughter plant in Texas and a contract supplier in Georgia: birds are being punched, slammed into shackles, bludgeoned with a metal rod, and grabbed by … Website Uncovers the Life and Death of Broiler Chickens

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Compassion Over Killing is excited to announce the relaunch of, 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 …

Veterinary Association Proposes Burying Chickens Alive

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A Compassion Over Killing investigator working inside a North Carolina factory farm supplying Pilgrim’s Corp. (previously Pilgrim’s Pride) — the second largest poultry producer in the world — documented live chickens heartlessly dumped into outdoor pits. As our investigator caught on camera, these unwanted chickens, who were sick or injured, were stuffed into buckets with dead or dying birds and …

New Tyson CEO: Plant-Based Demand Outpacing Meat

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According to the new CEO of Tyson Foods, one of the largest meat producers in the world, “Plant-based protein is growing almost, at this point, a little faster than animal-based, so I think the migration may continue in that direction.” In a Fox Business article, “Tyson Foods CEO: The Future of Food Might Be Meatless,” Tyson’s Tom Hayes said:  “If you take a …

Food service giants urge chicken industry to slow down rapid growth

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A chicken who’s raised for her for meat, commonly known in the industry as a “broiler,” is forced to live in misery behind the closed doors of a factory farm. This suffering is multiplied by more than 8 billion: the staggering number of chickens slaughtered for meat each year — in the U.S. alone. Compassion Over Killing has been on front …