It wasn’t meant to be this way…
In nature, the first day of a chicken’s life is a pretty glorious affair. As doting mothers, hens will shield their babies under their wings to keep them warm and safe. Chicks will ‘imprint’ on mum almost immediately — keeping close and ‘cheeping’ constantly to keep her near.
It’s the same sound you will hear inside mega hatcheries that ‘produce’ chicks for the chicken meat industry. With one big exception: the cries of these babies will never be heard by their mums.
Actually, the contrast couldn’t be more unsettling.
Few people have ever seen inside these ‘industrial nurseries’. And understandably, it’s not something the chicken meat industry tends to advertise.
In a world-first undercover investigation, Anonymous for Animal Rights (Israel) has documented how the vast majority of factory-farmed animals — some 60 billion each year — enter this world. Chillingly, you too can now sense what it’s like to be born into a body that is treated literally like a production unit. Conveyor belts and all.