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Chickens are among the most abused animals in our food industry. There are very few laws in place that protect them. 
Chickens usually start out their life being born inside drawers of huge incubators at a hatchery. After being born, they are sorted. Male chicks are considered useless in the egg industry, since they come from selective egg-laying strains, which are not suitable for meat production. They are discarded by being gassed, ground up alive or thrown into plastic bags or dumpsters. 
One research scientist observed chicks being ground up and said that “even after twenty seconds, there were only partly damaged animals with whole skulls”. With their skulls still intact, they were fully conscious and left to die a slow and agonizing death. Other eyewitnesses have told similar stories of chicks being slowly dismembered by machinery blades. 
The fate females is very grim as well. To avoid the hens from injuring each other, they are “debeaked”, which means that part of their beaks are cut off. Today, a “Debeaker” machine is used that slices off the ends of birds’ beaks with a hot blade. Broiler (meat) chicks are debeaked once because they’re slaughtered before their beaks can grow back. Egg laying hens and breeding flocks are debeaked, sometimes twice, during the first week of age and sometimes again between 12 and 20 weeks of age. An operator debeaks 12 to 15 birds a minute. 
While a vegetarian is not consuming flesh, the byproducts of animals used in any sort of factory farm production comes with a life. (No vegetarian slamming here, please. I’m just explaining why veganism is so important). Any animal product that is a commodity, is not “saved” just because their flesh is not consumed. In most cases, animals raised for their byproducts endure much more cruelty in their lifetime than animals raised and killed for their meat. Eventually, they’ll all be killed as well.
Have a heart, ❤ go vegan! #vegansofig
http://instagram.com/p/PWPS9wGieI/

Chickens are among the most abused animals in our food industry. There are very few laws in place that protect them.

Chickens usually start out their life being born inside drawers of huge incubators at a hatchery. After being born, they are sorted. Male chicks are considered useless in the egg industry, since they come from selective egg-laying strains, which are not suitable for meat production. They are discarded by being gassed, ground up alive or thrown into plastic bags or dumpsters.

One research scientist observed chicks being ground up and said that “even after twenty seconds, there were only partly damaged animals with whole skulls”. With their skulls still intact, they were fully conscious and left to die a slow and agonizing death. Other eyewitnesses have told similar stories of chicks being slowly dismembered by machinery blades.

The fate females is very grim as well. To avoid the hens from injuring each other, they are “debeaked”, which means that part of their beaks are cut off. Today, a “Debeaker” machine is used that slices off the ends of birds’ beaks with a hot blade. Broiler (meat) chicks are debeaked once because they’re slaughtered before their beaks can grow back. Egg laying hens and breeding flocks are debeaked, sometimes twice, during the first week of age and sometimes again between 12 and 20 weeks of age. An operator debeaks 12 to 15 birds a minute.

While a vegetarian is not consuming flesh, the byproducts of animals used in any sort of factory farm production comes with a life. (No vegetarian slamming here, please. I’m just explaining why veganism is so important). Any animal product that is a commodity, is not “saved” just because their flesh is not consumed. In most cases, animals raised for their byproducts endure much more cruelty in their lifetime than animals raised and killed for their meat. Eventually, they’ll all be killed as well.

Have a heart, ❤ go vegan! #vegansofig

http://instagram.com/p/PWPS9wGieI/

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