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
Only eat organic free ranged? Read this website a little more, go a little deeper. Organic free range means nothing. All a company has to do to be able to qualify is to simply apply for it and then slap it on their food. The only stipulation for it is that the chickens are allowed some sort of outdoor access. That doesn't prevent filth, sickness, or cramped conditions whatsoever. Plus theres no one from the government who actually goes to these places and checks to make sure they really are 'free range' or 'orangic' at all. Tyson boasts all natural or 'organic' chicken and they rip the chickens heads off while they hang by their feet and then the workers urinate on them. You're eating cooked pee chicken.
Thank you, PETA, for making a difference. Your efforts are truly inspiring. What i don't understand is how people find this acceptable, and okay. How can you ignore something like this? How is this even "all right"? I truly think it's a disease. I just can't wrap my mind around it. Hens (animals in general) are not inatimate objects. They can FEEL. They have nerves, they have veins, they have blood, they have cells, they have organs, they have brains, they have bones...get the picture? They can FUNCTION. They can feel the pain, and the excuse for, "It's quick." Well, obviously, by the some number that suffer, obviously, it's not. Obviously. This subject can't be taken lightly and more people need to realize what happens - I don't mean to sound rude, but people are angry and infuriated by truly pathetic matters in the world. What is in our magazines? Lindsay Lohan. Oh God, she's back in rehab. Yes, that's important. No, topics such as this are important. Showing people what happens every time you try on that Coach jacket, or eat that Denny's omelette, or chow down on that whopper from McDonald's. You are encouraging and popularizing the need for the slaughtering of animals. It's not right. These people are a disgrace and embarrassment.
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