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  • Free ranging chickens
    Promoting animal welfare...everyday
    Promoting animal welfare...everyday.That’s what the sign said, and as I stood there looking at it, it hit me. That was one of the most ridiculous things I’d ever read.In and of itself, it’s a lovely sentiment, but this sign was...
  • Chickens being transported to slaughter
    From broiler shed to slaughterhouse
    Once the broiler chicken has reached the ripe old age of 42 days, it’s time for them to become food. In order for that to happen, they must be caught, transported and killed.Catching:In the United Sates, most factory farmed chickens are...
  • lame broiler chicken
    From birth to death in 42 days
    From birth to death in 42 daysEach year, over 50 billion chickens are raised for meat and eggs, worldwide. Around 70% of those raised for meat, are confined in intensive systems.Nearly ten billion chickens are raised for meat, each year, in the...
  • Downed cow being dragged to slaughter
    Sick and dying animals used for food
    Animals too sick or disabled to stand, are called downed animals, and they are in your food.For an animal to be used for food, it must be alive. It doesn’t have to be healthy, just breathing. Rather than humanely put down a suffering animal,...
  • Pigs in metal pens
    Bill to ban worst abuses of factory farming
    This is a press releasejust issued by Farm Sanctuary,giving their support toa bill introduced in Massachusetts,aimed at reducing some of the worst abuses of factory farming.Farm Sanctuary Supports Massachusetts Bill to Ban Factory Farming’s...
  • Downed dairy cow being dragged to slaughter
    Downed animals in our food supply
    Downed animals are animals that are too sick, or disabled, to stand.It is impossible to move a downed farm animal humanely,so they are dragged with chains, shocked with electric prods or pushed with forklifts. They are also pulled by their tails...
  • Transport of poultry to slaughter
    Catching, transport and slaughter of meat chickens
    Catching:In the U.S., most factory farmed chickens are caught by hand. This means that a “catcher” grabs the birds, and carries them upside down, by one leg. They carry 3-4 chickens in each hand.One “catcher” can catch 1...
  • Inside a broiler shed
    The short and painful life of a meat chicken
    General information:Each year, over 50 billion chickens are raised for meat and eggs, worldwide. Around 70% of those raised for meat, are confined in intensive systems.Nearly ten billion chickens are raised for meat in the U.S. annually.In 1920,...
  • This is where your milk comes from
    Mutilation of dairy cows on factory farms
    Dairy cows are mutilated by having their tails docked, horns and teats removed.Tail dockingTail docking was developed in New Zealand in the early 1900s as a way to reduce leptospirosis (a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals) in the...
  • Mother cow refusing to leave her dead calf
    The factory farming of dairy cows
    Over 9 million dairy cows make up the U.S. herd.In Florida, dairy farming is one of the biggest animal industries, second only to the farming of cattle for beef. Thanks to factory farms, the number of dairy farms has decreased, but herd size has...
  • Life of a battery hen
    Help end the suffering of battery hens
    Throughout the European Union, a ban on battery cages will come into effect in 2012. Isn’t it possible for the same thing to happen here in the United States?Cage free cities in FloridaFivelocations in Florida have passed resolutions...