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Might want to rethink your "Male Egg Layer" theory...
I know it`s august and nobody will ever read this, but whatever.
...well i thought it was funny
There are 2 kinds of chickens in the commercial industry. Egg layers and meat chickens. Meat chickens are, well, meaty while egg chickens are skinny because they have been bred to have most of their nutrients go to making eggs at the rate of 2 every three days. Meats might lay 50 a year tops, so their energy goes to meat. Now, those skinny little male egg-layers will not put on a great deal of weight and will result in lost profit, so they are killed outright or sold as "bargain chicks". They taste no different.
For the "meat is bad" debate, I think what would solve alot of problems is if people ate less in general. We can all agree most people eat WAY more than they should. Decrease meat intake, and there will be no need for factory farms, as they would become ineffective at processing only a few hundred chicks a day. Less ethical problems, less obesity, increased food for the rest of the world. Problem solved.
Though it was funny seeing them freak out and flap their wings. Oh and KFC here I come :)
your fighting nature. just eat meat. thats what our front teeth are for. if you want animals treated better, raise them yourself in any manner you choose.
Those chicks were being tossed around like they were plastic toys, not real live chicks.
I`ve tried being a vegetarian but ended up passing out after a week. Then I found out that I have weird blood sugar and that I do need to eat meat. So I tried drinking/eating more protein foods that weren`t meat and was pale, had headaches and headrushes whenever I stood up. So, I started eating meat again and it stopped.
I always encourage people to be vegetarians because I hate the treatment of animals that we use for meat but I just can`t do it myself and I always feel really guilty when I watch videos like this
theyre so cute! too bad theyre pretty much mass-produced now.
I am tiring of hearing people say that it is inhumane. Anyone that spends more time than just watching this video and taking it all as gospel is not getting the whole picture of what is happening.
It is a critical aspect of production that the chicks survive and are happy and healthy to the customer. If the process is damaging the chicks in anyway the customers get very angry.
If you still think it is inhumane then what would you suggest would be a better way to perform it?
As much as I’d love to give up meat…it wouldn’t be long until I was back in the habit again.
Opie, me too. The correct word is roosterle-no it’s, GAH! I forget.
anyone else think this is animal abuse? these chicks are being tossed around like there nothing...
Like I`ve said before, animals are here to be consumed, being eaten is a natural part of some animals lives, and you know what, I bet alot of deer can accept the fact that they are going to get separated from their mom and get killed by a wolf. Have ever seen a young fawn get caught by a wolf? I have, they sit down and the wolf looks around then bites the damn things neck. Humans have just as much right to eat deer, cows, turkey, chickens ect. as any wolf, cyote or cougar.
Regardless of how "inhumane" we treat them, their meant to be eaten and their gonna be f*cking eaten you damn hippy.
If I were a chick, that would be f*cking fun.People seem to forget that animals have fun too, they probably enjoy most of the process.
I know I would.....
Technology is nearly at a stage where the machines used to scan the birds for clears can determine the sex of the chick. Males are usually not required in the layer industry. Once this technology is perfected the eggs can be cooled so the embryo at that stage goes into hibernation. The industry does work with animal rights groups to constructively work forward with reforms for chick health during processing. There has been improvements made carbon dioxide method is being phased out due to its inefficiencies. Drowning is never used maceration is popular because it is instant in not prolonging this phase
I actually like the video and that people put some time into making it as there is a lot of misinformation out there about how chicks and chicken farming is conducted nowadays
The chicks are extremely durable even for day one of their life outside the egg far more than a dog or a cat or even human. They can walk and flap and chirp around and are stimulated by light and will act on instinct to search for food and water. It’s the pipping phase (when they are coming out of the egg) that really starts their strength building. They can live on air alone up to 84 hours from leaving the egg as they live off their yolk sac. Fear not people these little chicks are never injured as part of this automated process. If you are worried about personally how you feel the chicks were processed organic chicken is usually processed by hand due to the numbers.
Hatcheries by design are module. What was shown is standard for most US processing plants. This is not representative however of the broader industry practice of chick hatching. It is a given that the incubation process is standard worldwide. However once the chick reaches the 18 day phase of their 21 day incubation cycle things vary. It is a question of volume of output with higher output there is more automation with lower output more commonly found in organic production there is less automation. Youâ€™ll find that many hatcheries around the world are not automated like the one shown in the video and the processing is done by hand. The operators know that care must be taken with the chicks.
Explain how you kill something `in a loving way`, because I would really like to know.
And for all of you who don`t eat meat, I think I speak for the rest of us when I say, "Good, leaves more for me!"
The um... the male chicken.... not the word filter.
I don`t see what the problem is. The chicks are obviously fine afterwards. Maybe they could put a bit of padding in the gender separating part, but apart from that I`m fine with it.
On topic, I honestly couldn`t work there. I`d just explode the second the chicks started rolling down the conveyor belt. My intestines would form a "^_^" on the wall.
Also in about 40 years humans will probably be made this way as well.
"Okay am I the only one that laughed out loud every time the chicks were being thrown around in the different machines and belts? "No you`re not, I laughed so hard throughout the whole video.
There are so many things to say about this video...
I want like 300 in my house.
And then when they get older I`ll sell them and replace them with another 300 =DDDD
time to domesticate all teh animals!
"RPossumto your we all need to eat theorywe can live on veggies and fruit just fine without eating anamials"
not really, omega fatty acids are important, and that`s something that`s rarely found outside of fish, although some nuts do contain them. But that would only drive prices insane. Besides, i doubt countless people could live fine without animals, you seem to think the world has the money to completely redo all its agriculture.
its just how the world works... as depressing as that sounds
Doesn`t make me want to join PETA or go steal them to set them "free" (which would only kill them in the end anyway), but rather helps me understand this part of the poultry industry a little better.
By the way, Roxy, I don`t know who told you that about the eggs we eat, but we do NOT eat fertilized eggs. It would not be a viable form of food, to be honest. The eggs we get in the supermarket remain unfertilized, due to the fact that the (food) egg-laying hens are separated from the roosters, which makes fertilization impossible in the whole process.
I`m going to ask the question we`re all wondering. Did you REALLY write rooster, or did the old word filter kick in there?
that was actually really, really mean. tossed around like worthless crap. excuse me while I go rescue some chicks.
They`re fine though and they`re not getting hurt just pushed around. I have baby chickies, well now they`re chickens, and they came from a place like this and they were fine when I got them.
I love chickies for pets and for food, yum, except they can`t be pets then turned to food.
Otherwise, people need to realize that we don`t all live on farms anymore, and somebody has to do the dirty work.
The greatness of a nation and it`s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -Mahatma Gandhi