Written by Michelle Kretzer
a bit of justice for the most
abused animal on the planet. The Canadian Food
Inspection Agency (CFIA) charged Canada's largest chicken producer, Maple Lodge Farms, with 60 violations of federal
animal health laws after it let thousands of chickens freeze to death during
CFIA cites multiple occasions on which Maple Lodge crammed crates full of chickens into unheated trucks
and drove them to slaughter
in temperatures well
below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. CFIA inspectors even found snow and ice inside the
crates of some chickens who were stacked near the truck's freezing-cold metal
floor and walls.
Our neighbors to the
north seem to assert that chickens at least shouldn't be frozen to death,
unlike in the U.S., where birds have no federal legal protection from cruelty whatsoever while being transported
to slaughter. The best protection that chickens currently receive in both the
States and Canada is from people who say "No" to supporting torture
and "Yes" to cruelty-free mock meats.
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