A New Way to Torture Chickens
United Poultry Concerns (UPC) is raising awareness about a new
method to slaughter chickens causing them tremendous suffering: “low
atmosphere pressure system” (LAPS), a decompression technology.
OK Foods in Arkansas, a chicken slaughter plant, is trying this
new technology guided by poultry researchers at Mississippi State
University who are conducting LAPS experiments on young chickens.
Although this method of slaughter is referred as "humane", UPC
explains that chickens undergoing decompression do not die
painlessly, in fact, "Within a few seconds, some birds would exhibit
one or two head shakes, defecate, raise their contour feathers; all
birds became ataxic [unable to coordinate their muscles in voluntary
movement], and then lost postural balance and became recumbent on
the floor of the cage, either lying on their sides or backs.
At this stage, flapping of the wings began by some birds
accompanied by a low, guttural moaning in all treatments, except
Treatment 3. It should be noted that the moaning was not considered
a vocalization for purposes of determining the subjective slaughter
score," as depicted in the LAPS patent application.
To learn more please search online for
DECOMPRESSION: A New Way to Torture
Chickens and Turkeys to Death
When one thinks there is possibly no way that the agribusiness
continues to device yet more cruel types of slaughter, one is proven
Chickens and other birds exploited by this business have no
protection under federal laws, sadly meaning that they have been
reduced to mere commodities.
As stewards of God’s Creation it is imperative that we
stand strong and oppose the victimization of God’s farmed animals in
order to help bring healing and reconciliation to Earth. Faith and
ethics go hand and hand. Ethics and animal abuse do not.