Just imagine being being punched, jerked around, feeling pain, living in a cage where you can't even turn around, living in your own poop, and being cut open while feeling unbearable pain while being slaughtered. Well, that is the life of a factory farmed chicken. So here we will go over why factory farming for chickens is unacceptable and inhumane.
Did you know that factory farm chicken hatcheries inhumanely grind up the male chicks alive when they're only one day old because they're useless for the meat or egg industry?!
Next, if you're a hen, you will be sent to an inhumane factory farm where you will spend your whole entire life in a filthy, poopy cage or shed filled with hundreds of thousands of other chickens -- so crowded that they can't even spread their wings.
If you're an egg layer chicken, then you will live a dark, crammed life in a tiny cage or shed that can give you respiratory issues, filled with other hens. But if you're a broiler, then you would live in a crammed shed and be force fed non organic hormones that make you fat very quickly so you can be slaughtered at only a few months old. Most broilers suffer chemical burns from being forced to live in their own feces.
Did you know that chickens can live up to 10 years old? But if an egg laying chicken is factory farmed, they will be killed as soon as they're done laying eggs, which is around 2-4 years. Broilers are slaughtered at only 6-7 weeks old, before they can even cluck!
And in a factory farm, broiler chickens are kept in sheds that sometimes collapse under their own weight. Many of them have heart issues and may never walk because they can't get up!
You see, chickens are meant to free range and be taken care of instead of being left to die in filthy sheds or cages.
I am addressing this petition to Pennsylvania State Representative Tim Hennessy. By signing my petition, you will help us end this cruel treatment of chickens in Pennsylvania. We are asking Rep. Hennessy to introduce a bill to end factory farming practices for chickens in Pennsylvania. We want this cruelty to end and for chickens to be free and be given a better life.
For those of you that are worried about our food supply, we would only change the way we farm, to support local, humane, and clean food.
So please, sign my petition to End Factory Farming For Chickens in Pennsylvania. THE CHICKENS ARE COUNTING ON YOU AND THE CRUELTY MUST END NOW!