LCA Undercover Investigation into Chicken Slaughterhouse

LCA investigators documented a chicken slaughterhouse to expose the gruesome method in which nearly all chickens bred for food are killed. Chickens are not protected by the Humane Slaughter Act, even though far more chickens are slaughtered for food than any other animal, so they’re subject to especially brutal treatment.The birds are shackled upside down, then dipped into an electrified water bath. A knife slices through their throats, then the birds are plunged into scalding water. Many are boiled alive.

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.


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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.

Did You Know…?

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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