Broiler Chicken Farm 360
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At factory farms, tens of thousands of “broiler” chickens are crammed together into a windowless shed, where the birds spend their entire lives never seeing sunlight. Beneath their feet is a toxic sludge of litter, urine and manure; it has so much ammonia, it burns their feathers off, so their chests become sore and bald.
The chickens are bred for constant hunger, and the lights are on all night to keep them awake and eating. They grow so obese, they cannot stand (they’re fattened to the equivalent of a 10-year-old child weighing 500 pounds).
Factory farm chickens commonly have salmonella or other sickening bacteria, spawned from the overcrowding and filth.
Sound like torture? It is. And it’s reality for chickens found at nearly all stores and restaurants in the U.S. Keep cruelty off your plate and enjoy delicious, plant-based options instead.
Chickens Raised on American Factory Farms Each Year
Chickens are the most widely tortured animals on American factory farms, with more than 9 billion slaughtered per year. These “broiler” chickens are bred for constant hunger so they eat nonstop and grow to 6 times their normal weight.
Chickens are social animals with complex communication skills; they have at least 24 different sounds in their vocabulary, and exhibit empathy toward others.
Chickens are smarter than many dogs and cats, and even smarter than average 4-year-old human children!
Chickens remember people, places and objects. In some cases, chickens have even remembered a human friend after months without seeing them.
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