ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) 

Broiler Chickens


Broiler chickens are selectively bred and genetically altered to produce bigger thighs and breasts, the parts in most demand. This breeding creates birds so heavy that their bones cannot support their weight. As they are bred to grow fast they reach market weight of three and a half pounds in seven weeks. Broilers are raised in overcrowded broiler houses instead of cages to prevent the occurrence of bruised flesh which would make their meat undesirable. Their beaks and toes are severed without anesthesia, and the broiler houses are usually kept darkened at all hours to prevent fighting among the birds.



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