Germany to End Shredding of Chicks by 2017

Animal agriculture is full of gruesome tactics meant to maximize profit. The culling (also referred to, quite literally, as ‘destroying’) of male chicks minutes after they hatch, is one of the egg industry’s darkest secrets. It was recently announced that Germany is working to end this mass killing of chicks within their industry.

Male chicks on a conveyor belt that ends in a blender Male chicks on a conveyor belt that ends in a blender

Just to be clear: Each year, billions of tiny, just-hatched chicks are destroyed by being ground up alive, gassed, or just shoved in a bucket to suffocate/stomp each other to death simply because they are born male in an egg-laying industry. It’s one morbid aspect of animal agriculture that everyone can agree on being outright wrong. These chicks are literally born to die.

Male chicks are born to die, sentenced to death a few hours after birth. Male chicks are born to die, sentenced to death a few hours after birth.

Many people that learn about this are confused as to why this…

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