I had to bail on this video at 50 seconds in. Call me chicken.
The people at Hyline Chicken are so fucking going to hell. OMG.
I love critters, but usually my mind is on folks. When mankind fixes the people problem, then I feel like I can worry about the critters. But Geez!
It’s not just the video that’s revolting. Check out how the claim to lip service to animal welfare:
Welfare Goals and Principles
To promote animal well-being and produce birds of the highest quality, we adhere to the following welfare goals and principles. These goals and principles are the essential building blocks for the humane and professional care of our birds:
• Feed and Water
Provide access to good quality water and nutritionally balanced diets at all times
• Health and Veterinary Care
Provide science-based health programs and prompt veterinary care
Provide shelter that is designed, maintained and operated to meet the bird’s needs
and to facilitate daily inspection
• Husbandry and Handling Practices
Provide comprehensive care and handling procedures that ensure the bird’s well-being
throughout its life
Provide transportation that minimizes travel time and stress
The disparity between what you see and what they say if off the charts on the creepers scale.