FOR A LIMITED TIME: YOUR IMPACT IS DOUBLED!
News
Get the latest news and updates from Animal Equality

This Is The First Day Of A Chicken’s Life In The Meat Industry

“Through Their Eyes” is the title of the powerful research on industrial chick incubators that was launched by the Israeli organization, Anonymous for Animal Rights.
November 1, 2015 Updated: August 22, 2022

What does any newborn baby that has just arrived at our big world look for? His mother. It is at this time of life when we are most vulnerable and helpless. In the case of chickens, upon birth, they chirp constantly to make sure their mother is nearby.

This is the sound that is being heard inside the industrial incubators from chicken processing companies. The helpless chicks from the meat industry will never even know their mothers.

Through Their Eyes” is the title of the powerful investigation on industrial chick incubators that was launched by the organization, Anonymous for Animal Rights, in Israel.

It literally transports us to view the world from the perspective of the chicks. The camera is located on the conveyor belts that carry the terrified chicks around the industrial installations. In the United States, approximately 9 billion chickens are killed each year.

The footage was taken by an undercover investigator from Anonymous for Animal Rights in one of the largest industrial incubators in Israel. We can see how chicks that do not meet the minimum commercial standards are discarded by grinding them alive. Even more sad are the conditions the spared chickens will live in during the rest of their short lives on these farms. They are destined to face immense cruelty until they are sent to slaughter.

Few people have been able to see images like these. It is not the kind of publicity that the meat industry wants you to see. In order for this cruel industry to survive, it is essential that consumers do not know their methods of animal “production”. The reality is being hidden from us, a reality that any animal lover would find outrageous and frightening.

Fortunately, more and more people are getting to know the truth thanks to investigations such as this one. And for chicks and other animals on factory farms, it is fortunate that more and more brands are launching meat alternatives so that it is easier for consumers to avoid the horrible cruelty of places like these.


Israel

Latest News
February 7, 2024

On Wednesday, January 24, Animal Equality joined lawyers, animal welfare experts, retailers and fellow animal advocates at the UK Parliament. The group united to discuss the need for the UK Government to enact species-specific legislation for farmed fish at the time of slaughter.
January 31, 2024

Shortly after the relaunch of the Love Veg program, a billboard appeared in Times Square, advertising its free digital cookbook.
February 1, 2024

During an inspection of a lamb slaughterhouse, one USDA veterinarian witnessed a lamb who was ineffectively stunned three times before slaughter. Now, animal advocates are requesting criminal charges against the corporation and its supervisor.