Lots of of Hundreds of Chickens to be Suffocated; PETA Calls for Motion, Accountability


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December 15, 2023

Brittney Williams 202-483-7382

Little Rock, Ark. – Following experiences that the Arkansas Division of Agriculture has began killing lots of of hundreds of younger chickens as a result of Cooks Enterprise doesn’t need them—by suffocating them with foam, an agonizing loss of life that may take so long as 14 minutes—PETA rushed a letter to Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward right now expressing outrage on the merciless slaughter and callous waste of birds’ lives and slamming the company for utilizing merciless and lazy killing strategies not authorized by the American Veterinary Medical Affiliation (AVMA) for non-emergencies. PETA factors out that the chickens have been primarily deserted by Cooks Enterprise following its sudden shutdown, leaving the Division of Agriculture to take care of tens of millions of birds crammed into filthy sheds on the firm’s provide farms.

Chickens on a manufacturing unit farm. Credit score: PETA

“These chickens have suffered in crowded, ammonia-ridden sheds their entire lives, and now, outrageously, they’re being suffocated to loss of life en masse on the taxpayers’ dime whereas Cooks Enterprise washes its fingers of them,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is looking for accountability and urging the Arkansas Division of Agriculture to cease the killing of those chickens by way of suffocation or different merciless strategies not sanctioned by the AVMA, and we urge everybody to go vegan to forestall this sort of ruthless mass killing.”

Chickens killed for his or her flesh are crowded by the tens of hundreds into filthy sheds and bred to develop such unnaturally massive higher our bodies that their legs typically change into crippled underneath the load. On the slaughterhouse, their throats are reduce, typically whereas they’re nonetheless acutely aware, and plenty of are scalded to loss of life in defeathering tanks.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals aren’t ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and presents a free vegan starter package on its web site. For extra data, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.


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