After years of being involved with self-sufficient living and owning 2 homesteads, and working on a kill floor for many years, I get ticked off when I see people abusing an animal, just the other day I was at an auction, and their was this guy cramming chickens in a create one after another trust me their was no room for what was their. I stopped an told him stop smashing the birds in their, he said he only had 3 more to go, I said no more birds in their, he left to get the others and I open the cover and some got out and ran for cover. I went to the head of the auction and told him what had happened. I told him that even on the kill floor the USDA has standards and this is not standard. He said he would address the problem. I've seen them mistreat not only chickens but ducks goats and rabbits. I just don't go for that never have and never will. Yes we dress our pigs chickens rabbits and even beef here at the farm, but never ever abuse an animal. I do my dead level best to finish the animal as quickly and humane as possible. Their are hundreds of thousands of animals put down on a daily basics for food consumption I know that, but it must be done in a humane way. Each animal we have on the homestead is taken care of ,even babied from the time it's born to the time it's sold or put in the freezer. My animals are not some mass produced shot with steroids and fed growth hormones to produce food for the consumer. I raise our own food because I enjoy keeping animals and eating healthy food. Ok I went on and on sorry. It just ruffled my feathers when I saw this. Here at the homestead I raise goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs, honeybees,red worms and meal worms. Every other year I raise a beef. oops almost forgot turkeys, I'll raise 6 or 8 of them. Treat animals with respect, is the bottom line, if you do not know how to care for them, get the knowledge.