6 July 2022

Chickens in cages with their eggs carried away on a conveyor below the cages
Chickens stand in their cages at a farm near Stuart, Iowa, in 2009. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Why are we accepting the mass slaughter of animals through heatstroke?

By Brian Collins and Lauri Torgerson-White
The Washington Post, July 6, 2022

Today’s Washington Post carries an informative opinion piece by two Farm Sanctuary scientists about the egregious cruelty of Ventilation Shutdown to exterminate factory-farmed birds and pigs and the failure of the AVMA to condemn this pitiless farming practice. I posted the first appreciative comment to the article this morning under my username karen08. Please join me in submitting a supportive comment following the article. Read it here and share:

Opinion: Why are we accepting the mass slaughter of animals through heatstroke?

karen08 comment:

Thank you for posting this excellent albeit sad and sickening account of how badly farmed animals are treated by their corporate owners and their misnamed corporate "protectors." Having recently watched footage of chickens and pigs subjected to Ventilation Shutdown including air deprivation, extreme heat and carbon dioxide poisoning, I can say that cruelty to an animal does not get any worse. The AVMA needs to take a stand on behalf of the chickens, turkeys, pigs and other victims of agribusiness, in keeping with the association's Oath to protect animals rather than abandoning them to merciless processes.

Weak hen with missing feathers standing in the darkness

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) photo of a hen who survived VSD+ killings at Rembrandt Farms in Iowa in March 2022