Drudge Report link on AP video of male chicks being killed

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by bawkbawkbawk, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is troubling. A group called "Mercy for Animals" took a video (I don't want to watch it so I don't have the link for the video) that is apparently pretty graphic. Here is a link to the article:


    I can see both sides of the issue. Even as a new chicken keeper, I realize that males are problematic. I understand that the hatcheries have a dilemma. It does seem so cruel, though. Is this how all hatcheries dispense with male chicks?
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I am thinking that most are like this. I have seen it before and hated it. We do put ours in the freezer but we do so humanely and places like this do not. There is a time and place for everything but I hate to see cruelty before death.
  3. TwittyBird

    TwittyBird Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 27, 2009
    western nc
    Here is a link that i have for this artical What makes these people any different than Michael Vick. 1000 ways to die chose one!

    Mercy for Animals video: No links to amimal activist propaganda/hatchery
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I want to know how many of the baby roosters were 'adopted' by Mercy For Animals members.

    Has this group, or the many others that post these 'revolutionary' videos, come up with a viable solution besides 'boycott', 'become vegan', or 'slander, slander, slander'?

    Look, I'm a backyard flock person, not a mass producer. And I know how roosters are the bane of chicken-raising. I have 12 of them, so I know. They do not stay those cute little fur balls for long.

    The grinder seems cruel, but it is WAY more humane than what happens to most roosters. It is equivalent to chopping off their heads, is it not?

    I don't know. I don't get it. When did Americans become so pasty-faced and feel-good, to shove common sense aside?
  5. Chicksdigit

    Chicksdigit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tool, Texas
    Hey, it looked pretty humane to me the grinding part anyway I would much rather see them ground alive than put in a plastic bag to smother ....as I've seen pictures of other hatcheries doing.

    I didn't like them throwing the chicks around ...I don't know I guess after a while you become immune to cuteness. Personally I have a very hard time handling or seeing people handle chickies like that.
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
  7. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Yeah, I just saw that. Odd.
  8. dede_pira

    dede_pira Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2009
    Gilbert, AZ
    Gee, some people REALLY think to be ground alive is a humane way to die??? To answer this question, simply choose how YOU would prefer to die - peacefully sleeping or feeling sharp metal blades tearing you apart?
    Animals are not human, but they feel fear, pain and deserve a humane death.
    Oh, and regarding the activists, at least they are doing something! Most people don't care enough to make even simple changes such as boycotting cruel hatcheries and avoiding buying from companies that only care about profit.[​IMG]
  9. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Quote:I'm willing to be not one got adopted by that group. I also agree that something needs to be done with the excess males. Wouldn't maybe using gas or something similar be more humane and still cost effective since that is a major issue with the hatcheries, they have to make money.
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