Broiler chickens are lame because they are fed hormones and unnatural foods to make their bodies

Broiler chickens are lame because they are fed hormones and unnatural foods to make their bodies grow very fat in a very short time. The legs are unable to take this weight and so they have great difficulty walking. Every now and then I rescue chickens from the illegal roadside khokhas, where they sit in wire cages and watch their brothers being beheaded. (I have stopped all the khokhas in my constituency and so should you as, under the Municipal Act passed by Parliament years ago, these are illegal.) When I take them to a farm, many of them simply cannot walk, even though we put them down on soft grass. Most walk a few steps, then sit down, then try again after a time. They are clearly in great pain. Broiler chickens are lame because they are fed hormones and unnatural foods to make their bodies grow very fat in a very short time. The legs are unable to take this weight and so they have great difficulty walking. Apart from that, they are kept in cages with wire flooring and the wires bite into their feet causing wounds. Most poultry scientists have recommended removing wire floors, but the industry continues to use them because the urine and faeces can go through the wires and ...

‘I Beg You, Stop.’ Residents Protest Chicken Slaughter Over Newcastle Disease

Officials are planning to slaughter chickens in Mira Loma that a family considers pets over Newcastle disease concerns. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019. Residents were protesting in the Inland Empire Monday over the killing of thousands of chickens that were euthanized to prevent the spread of a virus. Newcastle disease is a virus that can have devastating results on the poultry industry in California, according to the State Veterinarian of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. A family in Mira Loma was devastated after they were told by state officials that their chickens were to be destroyed Monday. A Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy had to respond to keep the peace at a protest outside the family’s home. A teacher who also is also a reserve officer brought a gun to school, which has many parents rallying to support him, while some say he shouldn’t bring it on campus. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019. The owners said it’s not fair and that in many cases, healthy chickens are being killed off in the process. “They’re not just chickens running in the backyard....