Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Animal "welfare" policies.


How can "animal welfare policies" be in place in a factory that specializes in killing animals?

This is yet another example of humans' deplorable behavior toward other beings, and quite possibly one of the most nauseating to date. I can't fathom what kind of sick, sick fucks they find to do this sort of shit willingly on a daily basis, hour after hour, but I hope none of them have children. Shit.
The video, shot with a hidden camera and microphone by a Mercy for Animals employee who got a job at the plant, shows a Hy-Line worker sorting through a conveyor belt of chirping chicks, flipping some of them into a chute like a poker dealer flips cards.

These chicks, which a narrator says are males, are then shown being dropped alive into a grinding machine.

In other parts of the video, a chick is shown dying on the factory floor amid a heap of egg shells after falling through a sorting machine. Another chick, also still alive, is seen lying on the floor after getting scalded by a wash cycle, according to the video narrator.

Hy-Line said the video "appears to show an inappropriate action and violation of our animal welfare policies," referring to chicks on the factory floor.

But the company also noted that "instantaneous euthanasia" — a reference to killing of male chicks by the grinder — is a standard practice supported by the animal veterinary and scientific community.

Company spokesman Tom Jorgensen said Tuesday an investigation was continuing, and once it's completed the company would release more information.
Runkle acknowledged that his group's ultimate goal was to get people to stop eating eggs. He said he believe many would refuse to eat eggs if they knew what happened to male chicks.

"The egg industry is perhaps the cruelest industry on the face of the planet," Runkle said.

Mercy for Animals also sent letters to the nation's 50 largest grocery store chains, including Walmart, Whole Foods, Safeway, Harris Teeter and Trader Joe's, asking them to include a label on egg cartons that says, "Warning: Male chicks are ground-up alive by the egg industry."

Read the whole article here.
"They're just chickens," assholes will say. Naturally, because they can't process that a living being is a living being, and no creature great or small was born to suffer such needless cruelty at the hands of a toothless, brainless shithead who gets off on torturing animals. This shit is just. plain. sick.

Although it is horrifying that these practices are allowed to continue, I at least take solace in the fact that stories such as this one have been coming to light more and more in the recent past.

People NEED TO KNOW where their food is coming from, and what sort of torture and malignancy they are endorsing and supporting when they eat meat, dairy and eggs. I can guarantee that 90% of meat-eating people would give it up completely if they were told that, in order for them to get an omelette, they would have to do what these ass-fuckers have been caught doing.

Hurling babies into a fucking grinder? Unfathomable.

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