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September 2, 2009

Animal Cruelty -- Video Shows Male Chicks Ground Up

From the Associated Press:

Video shows chicks ground up alive at Iowa egg hatchery

An animal rights group is calling on the nation's largest grocery story chains to post warnings on egg cartons that unwanted male chicks are ground up alive, after videotaping the common industry practice at an Iowa egg hatchery.

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The article goes on to explain that "instantaneous euthanasia" by grinding is considered "a standard practice supported by the animal veterinary and scientific community."  This article does not mention the other standad poultry industry practice of debeaking.

September 2, 2009 in Current Affairs, Issues and thoughts | Permalink

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