Written by PETA
Last week, we told you about TWJ Farms, an egg factory farm in Nebraska that planned to kill 70,000 unwanted chickens by placing them in an industrial machine and grinding them up—while still alive. According to a whistleblower, TWJ has killed hundreds of thousands of hens this way in recent years, and TWJ CEO Joe Claybaugh seems to confirm it in news reports. A witness stated that many of the birds were maimed or mutilated during the process and suffered in agony for hours before they died.
After PETA sent an urgent plea asking local and state law enforcement officials to intervene—and thanks to your calls and e-mails to the company—we have received confirmation from the Nebraska State Patrol that TWJ will not grind up the 70,000 chickens as planned.
We're still waiting to hear directly from TWJ and its primary egg customer, Minnesota-based Michael Foods, Inc., that TWJ and all Michael Foods egg suppliers will use only legal, approved means to kill sick, injured, or unwanted chickens. But you don't have to wait to make a difference: You can help spare millions of birds from unimaginable suffering by cutting eggs out of your diet.
Written by Paula Moore
Factory farmers donating unwanted chickens to countries in need is a fantastic idea!!! We only buy organic foods in our household & are lucky enough to get our eggs from a farmer down the street. If you love eggs, why not look into getting a couple hens for yourself? That way, you would know they were properly cared for. :)
Chickens have been carefully studied by psychologists and animal behaviorists, and found to have very complex and well-defined family relationships. A group of chickens is much like an extended human family, with many inter-relationships. They are not just a bunch of random animals, with no connections. The more scientists study chickens, the more complexities they find.
I raised chickens, and I know this is true.
I am a student and I am doing a persuasive speech about harsher laws concerning out livestock and their treatment. Can anyone tell me any solutions to stop the farm animal abuse. I know the smart thing to do is to cut the food out of our diets but what else can we do?
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