A life of frustration, pain and stress. That is what sums up the life of a battery hen and to this suffering and many who are the corollary. This is corroborated by evidence from numerous scientific studies and behavior. Originally the term "battery farming" was used for hens, distributed in battery cages stacked several rows. It is the archetype of "soilless" productivist system which denies the existence of the animal as a sentient being, without sacrificing the slightest hesitation the well-being of hundreds of millions of individuals to single profitability. Why let them move? Extending a wing? Make a nest? Peck like any hen backyard? And yet it is, all the problems, the easiest to solve. Simply choose chicken eggs have lived outdoors. On average eggs purchased annually by the French, it will only cost you 20 Euros per year.
[...] Hung on hooks by the tendon of the hind legs, dead animals are then directed to a metal frame containing a sort of flamethrower. In a deafening noise, the body of the animal is subjected to a blast of flames within a few seconds the whole envelope. The mobile channel begins to move again and takes the body in the hall following the same one where I found myself in the first three weeks. There the bodies were removed and finished on the upper band mobile. [...]
[...] "Many animals do not cry" once said one of the veterinarians, "while others are frozen like statues, beginning to cry for no reason." I wonder to myself how they can remain motionless and "crying for no reason." More than half the time of course is passed when I finally entered the slaughter hall to say: have seen." Here ends the path that starts at the unloading ramp. The gloomy corridor on which all lead compound shrinks to a door opening onto a box waiting with a capacity of 4 or 5 pigs. [...]
[...] Involuntarily, we expect to see the monsters, but it's nice grandfather neighborhood, the young man who casually strolls down the street, the gentleman who cared a lot of bank. They greeted me kindly. The director shows me even faster Hall slaughter cattle, now empty. "The cattle are there on Tuesday. He then entrusted to an employee stating that he has to do. "You can safely visit only the slaughter hall. Three weeks passed before I found the courage to go. [...]
[...] Laying hens out of cages exhausted and very thin. Scientists have noticed that the hens to lay hold up half an hour each egg. This is very painful motivated by fear of other hens and unable to protect her offspring. The end of the ordeal The brutal pickup operated by teams going very fast. Since they did not exercise during their captivity, the hens have little effective muscles and brittle bones. On arrival at the slaughterhouse, three hens in ten fractures, dislocations of other wings, dislocations and various injuries. [...]
[...] When, after 3 years of suffering and exploitation (on average, while life expectancy is 20 years old), his performance will decline, it will be immediately sent to the slaughterhouse, and eventually between two slices of bread or box . Nearly 80% of meat "beef" is actually after by-product of the dairy industry (dairy cows or calves killed). - And what about the calf? Some calves are separated from their mothers at the first day of their lives (free, veal téterait for nearly a year, but the dairy industry does not care about that), others remain a few days. [...]
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