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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Totally immoral practice

I am totally outraged to hear that male baby chicks are killed at birth as they are put through a "conveyor belt to which crashes them" this is a practice employed by the egg production industry. I find this to be immoral, wrong and completely unethical. When are we going to learn that we can not treat other animals with such disrespect simply because they have no way to defend themselves!!

Vegetarian organisation Viva! said some 30 million to 40 million male chicks were killed each year by gassing or being thrown into electric mincers shortly after they hatch because they are the wrong sex to lay eggs.

A covert footage captured at two English hatcheries shows the chicks on conveyor belts, with the males being sorted from the females which go on to become laying hens.

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