An investigation into one of Australia's largest chicken meat producers has revealed routine and shocking animal abuse. Every year in Australia 488 million chickens endure brutally short and cruel lives inside factory farms. Animals Australia's investigation video shows baby birds suffering from heart disease, lameness, thirst, starvation and trampling inside a shed packed with over 40,000 birds.
Aussies hate animal cruelty, which is why the big chicken meat companies are trying to hide the suffering they are causing by using confusing labels like ‘cage free’ and ‘free to roam’. Don't be duped — cages are never used in broiler facilities! The reality is that chicken meat from all major brands — including Steggles and Inghams — comes from cruel factory farms.
Please help to shine a light on the hidden cruelty of chicken farming by exploring this page, and taking action for chickens.
Chickens can live for up to 16 years, have their own unique personalities and just like us or the family dog, they experience Rapid Eye Movement while they sleep and dream.
Overly caring people aren't called 'Mother Hens' for nothing! Real mother hens build safe, private nests, lovingly cluck to their unhatched chicks and carefully turn their eggs up to 40 times a day.
Chickens are highly social birds who enjoy dust bathing and pecking with friends. They also have over 30 distinct communication calls, including different alarm calls to warn of different types of predators.
Chickens are remarkably intelligent animals, with the ability to recognise up to 100 distinct faces of their bird friends.
Chickens are gentle and inquisitive animals who each have unique personalities. Will you help them? Even though factory farms are well hidden from the public, there are three simple ways that everyone can help shut down these cruel facilities forever. Here's how...
Most chicken meat comes from factory farms — including well known brands such as Steggles and Inghams. If you believe that birds don't deserve to suffer and die for the sake of a grease burger, then join the thousands of caring Aussies who are refusing to eat animals. Try meatless schnitzels, veggie luncheons, or faux 'chicken' nuggets instead — available at all good supermarkets.
If more people knew what happens behind factory farm walls, this cruelty wouldn't ever be allowed to happen. But sadly, chickens can't speak up for themselves. Please tell everyone you know about the hidden horrors of chicken farming, and ask them to join you in taking chickens off your plate!
Or, post a link to this investigation on your wall.
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