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How Innocent Birds Are Treated In Many Factory Farms

by SNS Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at 5:34 PM

9 birds to a 3x1 ft cage, deaths by roasting or freezing with power outages in metal sheds, tornado vulnerability, never spreading their wings pollution, toxins to workers, 6 month old eggs sold, etc

How Innocent Birds A...
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A tornado ripped the roofs off of the metal sheds at then Buckeye Egg Farm*, now Ohio Fresh Egg. One million birds were exposed... one half million died shortly... perhaps 100,000 were animal rights groups from Ohio and other states. At least 400,000 were bulldozed ALIVE into graves, AFTER NINE DAYS WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER.

The owner of Buckeye Egg Farm had been banned from factory farming in Germany because of the use of nicotinoid insecticides lethal to human beings, and because of animal cruelty.

The Republican governor of Ohio saw it as an opportunity to welcome him with a red carpet to start his human poisoning, animal cruelty, and environmental pollution in Ohio.

This corporation has been sued for using 6 month old eggs, for using child labor, for creating such a cesspool of chicken waste that Ohio Wesleyan University studies found it had filled neighboring rivers with salmonella. Flies, divinely appointed waste removers, multiplied in the millions. One individual sank to her neck in chicken waste and her life was saved by grabbing onto the pipes overhead.

* It was renamed Agrigeneral and then renamed again Ohio Fresh Egg.

Other factory farms routinely have power outages during which the metal shed housed chickens roast or freeze alive. Chickens are painfully debeaked with searing machines so that they will not peck each other from the overcrowding, 9 or more chickens to a cage 1 foot by 3 feet. Representative Steve King of Iowa wants no one to tell chicken abusers what size their cages should be.

Eggs have 250 to 300 milligrams each of cholesterol. When a chicken has leukemia which profiteers disguise with the name leukosis, it is transmissable to human beings who eat the chickens. The uric acid or trioxypurine in chickens causes arthritis.

There have been many reports of these innocent birds being skinned alive in slaughterhouses.



30,000 baby chicks

were sent through a San Diego

factory farm chipper

by workers too tired to continue

individual strangling.

The chipper became a chicker


In Connecticut, Michael Ross

who strangled 8 women was


.. his history included as a 6 year old

boy being required to strangle baby

chicks on his father's poultry farm


At a factory farm in Croton,

after nine days without food or water,

one half million chickens were bulldozed

alive into graves after a tornado

destroyed their metal shed and mangled

their cages..


In Arkansas, a million chickens

died as the electricity went out

and the metal sheds become

140 degree ovens. Whenever

electricity goes out, deaths from

freezing or baking occur to the

helpless birds.


Senator Russ Feingold joined Senators

Harkin and Grassley, successfully

removed minimal animal protection

for chickens, so that baby chicks

were classified as mail, crushed,

baked, frozen, dying of thirst on loading docks.


Mercy For Animals has

a video of baby chicks

sent alive down a conveyor

belt to be crushed into paste.


Cars are lined up behind

a chicken truck.. chickens

crammed into crates

their broken necks and wings

flapping in the wind.


Factory farms

buy older laying


Every egg represents

32 hours the mother

was held captive in a cage.


In North Carolina and factory

farms around the world,

these concentration camps

dump animal waste and

insecticides into the

world's waters.


Chickens are fed back

the boiled feathers of

their slaughtered sisters.


Chickens are fed

as elsewhere.. the

waste of animals

mixed in with grain.

It is called wastelage.


An EPA worker sank neck

deep into quicksand like chicken

waste. Her life was saved

as she grabbed onto pipes overhead.


Chickens are debeaked

so that they will not peck

each other to death from

the overcrowding.. sometimes

catches the chicken's tongue

in the debeaker.


At some factory farms

an eviscerator is used.

It is a bin of swirling knives

into which baby boy chicks,

redundant, are sent.


In Petaluma

Chickens live their entire

lives without spreading

their wings.. or taking

a stretch.


Every egg requires 120 gallons

of production water.


Every egg served in a hospital

is 275 mg to 300 mg of



Fixing eggs for her family

a housewife sees a skillet

full of beaks, claws,

and blood.. from fertilized



Eggs amount for nearly half

of food poisoning fatalities



Chickens are given cattle

parts..a practice which generates

Mad Chicken Disease.


Chickens pass on cancer

.. leukemia.. it is called

leukosis by human chauvinists

when a chicken has it


An old man lies in pain

with arthritis, as uric

acid or trioxypurine from

a chicken's flesh has

crystallized around his joints

in needle formation


Flies process the biblical

plague of chicken waste

in factory farms.


Forced molting causes

many chickens to die

of exposure to the cold.


The use of female hormones

in the food and the

constant stress from living

in 24 hour a day light

and crowding.. create cervical, breast,

uterine, ovarian and prostate cancers


Easter chicks for protection

are ignorantly taken to

the zoo.. and are fed

behind the scenes to snakes


Ronald Reagan passed legislation

to double the speed of slaughterhouse

lines.. dead chickens whiz past



The USDA records a fraction of

food poisonings,97% of which

are caused by animal products


Fish in rivers and lakes

show sexual deformities

as factory farm urine containing

female hormones pervades waters.


and 3 other states shut down chicken

slaughterhouses in latter 2003

because of declining command.


As a young girl begins to bite

into a chicken sandwich her mother

is forcing her to eat, a rooster

crows. She puts down the sandwich

and never eats a chicken again.


Power outages cause

chickens in winter

to freeze to death

in their metal death boxes.


A woman neighbor to a factory

farm said the chickens she

raised used to sing when

they were given fresh straw.

The chickens she lives near

she says.. never sing.


A man is barred from

farming because workers

in his chicken factory farm

nearly died from his illegal

use of nicotine insecticide

and because of his cruelty to



Chinese government

worked to double egg production

which required the grain of

18 countries.

The following is from Mercy For Animals


In November 2004, Mercy For Animals investigators went behind the closed

doors of Ohio Fresh Eggs, formerly Buckeye Egg Farm, in Croton, Ohio and emerged

with shocking video and photographs that revealed the typical conditions inside

a battery cage facility.

MFA investigators discovered:

Hens with broken, damaged, and feces-covered feathers packed into battery

cages so small they cannot spread their wings.

Hens whose beaks had been painfully seared off with a hot blade.

Hens suffering from bloody open wounds and untreated growths and infections.

Hens who had become immobilized without access to water when their wings,

head, neck, or feathers became trapped in the wire of the cage.

Corpses left to rot in cages with birds still producing eggs for human


A hen with the skin of her neck pierced by a piece of sharp wire on the top

of her cage. The hen's skin is shown slowly ripping off as the other hens jostle

against her.

A live hen in a trash can, left to die among carcasses.

The cruel conditions uncovered at Ohio Fresh

Eggs are, sadly, all too common. Over a dozen undercover investigations at egg

farms in Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, and New Jersey have all uncovered similar

abuses. These facilities are not "bad apples", but rather they represent

accepted practices within the egg industry.

Ending institutionalized animal abuse is as simple as adopting a vegan diet"

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