Disturbing footage has emerged online from an unidentified factory where baby chicks are hatched out of their eggs without getting the shield of their mother.
The rare undercover footage released by Animal Equality reveals what the meat industry does not want the consumers to see and it has set the Internet abuzz. For fragile baby birds born into the meat industry it is the most terrifying moment of their lives as they are emerge from the egg into cooped up machines that transport them from one place to another.
The narrator says: “They are in the hands of the cruel meat industry.
“These fragile creatures spend their first day of life in industrial incubators and are treated by mere machines.
“Processed as if they are parts in an assembly. There is not the slightest sign of compassion for them. Only disregard towards their lives.”
Day one of living on earth for these chicks appears to be a nightmare in comparison to those birds in nature that spend their initial days under the safe wings of their mother, seeking warmth and protection.
The narrator goes on: “Minutes after being born, thousands of defenceless baby chicks are thrown on to the belt that will separate them from the shell.
“They are then transported by the conveyor belt without the slightest respect for their lives and are manipulated without any compassion.”
Due to the harsh conditions inside the machines, few chicks survive and are brutally killed. While the survivors are vaccinated and transported to fattening farms where they spend the rest of their lives.
They are then sent to barbaric slaughter houses one they are 40-days-old.
The horrifying video shared on Facebook has racked up more than 11 million views.