The Hen Project 5 - GASSED
Inspired by Viva!’s investigations into UK egg farms in 2016.
In commercial egg farms eggs develop inside industrialised incubators.
At around 21 days the chicks hatch in tiered racks of trays.
They are placed on conveyor belts to be sorted. Male chicks are removed, and these ‘rejects’ are gassed to death.
Until recently they could also be thrown alive into electric mincers.
This method is still legal.
40 million chicks are killed each year in UK hatcheries.
ALL COMMERCIAL EGG PRODUCERS DO THIS.
Free Range, Organic, Enriched Cage.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
See the truth for yourself www.viva.org.uk/cracked
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