How Common Is Male Chick Grinding In America?
(Warning: Graphic Video)
By Tamara Pearson, The Alternative Daily, September 15, 2017
All mass egg producers in the U.S. cull male chicks, or depend on hatcheries that do so. Mass egg producers account for 95 percent of egg production, but the other five percent also tend to cull male chicks. The U.S. is also the second largest egg producing country in the world. Globally, some six billion newborn male chicks are killed.
“Destroying unwanted male chicks is a worldwide, traditional farming practice,” Karen Davis, of United Poultry Concerns, told The Alternative Daily. She said that even organic or local farms would have their own individual practices. “Generally, no farmer keeps farm animals (other than a token animal or special pet) simply for pleasure and companionship. If they can’t sell them or eat or drink them, they destroy them or let them die,” she said.
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Hatchery photo courtesy of The Animals Voice