Born to suffer
Too often the reality behind the world’s favourite meat is unacceptable suffering, which only increases as demand for chicken grows.
Sixty billion meat chickens are raised for global consumption each year. Two thirds of them live in overcrowded sheds or cages often with no natural light or fresh air, unable to peck or spread their wings.
Due to their overgrown size and the speed at which they are raised, many will suffer:
- painful lameness
- overworked hearts and lungs
- wounds including skin sores and burns.
They have no chance to behave as they would naturally, and have no choice but to sit or stand in their own waste before being slaughtered at as young as just five weeks old.
You can read more about this in our new report, 'Exposing the secret suffering of chickens farmed for meat'.
We want the company to commit to criteria, which will see slower growing birds with more space, litter and natural light to allow for a better quality of life.
Please note, this film illustrates the conditions at one of many typical industrial indoor chicken farms, and does not reflect a supplier to any particular fast food outlet.