Did you know that more than 1 percent of households in the United States keep chickens as pets? Backyard flocks are becoming increasingly popular, with some calling chickens “the new dog.” Those facts make industrial poultry farming all the more revolting.
People sometimes raise chickens themselves because they want access to fresh eggs. Over time, however, they bond with these animals, give them names, and interact with them like they would any other pet.
If you’re familiar with poultry farming, however, you know that billions of chickens are denied such healthy relationships. Whether they’re raised to lay eggs or for their meat, chickens in factory farming operations suffer needless cruelty and death.
You might not be familiar with the poultry farming industry, but this guide will take you deep into the bowels of operations that treat chickens as nothing more than commodities.