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Mistreatment of Chickens On Large Italian Factory Farm


Animal Equality releases a new investigation, showing the problematic living conditions of thousands of fast-growing chickens on a large Italian farm. The investigation was carried out on several occasions from 2019 to 2022 by Animal Equality Italy’s investigative team, which focused on an intensive Broiler chicken farm used in the meat production chain in Northern Italy. The capacity of the farm is about 80,000 chickens per production cycle and the farm consists of two large sheds. Piles of dead animals were found in various places on the farm, an indication that the operators do not dispose of the corpses properly and of a very high mortality rate. For many of the chickens, even reaching the drinking troughs and feeders is too often problematic, which further aggravates the health status of the animals and in some cases causes their premature death.