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Chicken Meat Is A Product Of Major Animal Abuse

The life of chickens is a nightmare from the first day of their lives. This was recently demonstrated in the new investigation into industrial chicken hatcheries intended for meat consumption.
December 15, 2015 Updated: September 19, 2018

Many compassionate people who love animals stop consuming “red meat”. Moved by empathy, they take this first step in their desire to join millions of others who are replacing the meat in their diet.

This is good news as anyone can see, but is there any negative consequence?

The answer is yes, there is. A very important one that everyone who doesn’t want to hurt animals must know. Often when cutting back or cutting out the consumption of red meat, people start replacing it with chicken.

This meat is considered “healthier”, in addition to being one of the cheapest in the market.

Every animal born in the cruel meat industry live terrible lives under the most extreme violence. The life of chickens is a nightmare from the first day they are born. This was recently demonstrated in the new investigation into industrial chicken hatcheries intended for meat consumption.


Chicken meat is the most consumed worldwide. This equates to three chickens for every human on the planet. At all times, there are 20 billion chickens worldwide whose life ends in slaughter at approximately 40 days old.

About 225 chickens are needed to obtain the same amount of meat produced by one cow.

As a result, by eating chicken, many more animals have to go through the agony of a life in the hands of the cruel meat industry.

Is there a solution? Yes, there is! In our website you will find the keys to consuming meat alternatives, avoiding the terrible industries that hurt animals. We hope that this will be helpful!

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