This all creatures animal exploitation photo gallery about chickens is being
presented to show the public the difference between the cute animals we
see in advertising and picture in our minds and the reality that exists in the
(Chicken - Egg Production - 41) This is
what happens when a painful eye infection goes untreated. "It is outrageous
that the operators neglect hens who are suffering so horribly from acute and
chronic eye infections and injuries to the eyes -- one of the most painful
of all areas of the body when afflicted. With eye injuries such as these,
the failure to provide appropriate treatment and veterinary care is the
height of irresponsibility." --Elliot M. Katz, DVM.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 42) This
laying hen, with a painful untreated eye infection, was removed from the
cage. As long as people want cheap eggs to eat, the cruelty will continue to
exist. The answer? Stop eating eggs!
(Chicken - Egg Production - 43) This is
another battery hen, with an untreated painful eye infection, at a Buckeye
factory farm in Ohio. "It is the love of money that leads to such evil" (1
Timothy 6:10), for it is less expensive to allow this living soul to suffer
until she dies than it is to treat her infection, or even to euthanize her.
And, every egg that is purchased contributes to this evil.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 44) From what
we have learned, eye infection seems to be quite common among battery hens.
We believe that the major contributing factor is the ammonia gas coming from
the manure coupled with the crowded unsanitary conditions.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 45) This hen
is suffering from a serious sinus infection. Without proper veterinary care,
this condition will only get worse, and the chicken will continue to suffer
until she dies. To allow this to happen is evil, and it shows us how
depraved some humans can be.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 46) This hen
is suffering from an infection that has caused severe swelling on the side
of her face. She feels pain just as much as we do. As long as humans demand
cheap eggs, this suffering and depraved indifference to life will continue.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 47) This is
another hen with a severely swollen head which was caused by an untreated
infection. Stop the cruelty! Stop eating eggs!
(Chicken - Egg Production - 48) This hen's
wing is caught between the wires of a battery cage. She is unable to get to
food or water or to lie down. She is painfully suspended in an upright
position. Imagine having your hand and wrist tied to a shower curtain rod so
that you can't sit down or get to drinking water for more than a whole day,
and you might have some idea what this hen is suffering.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 49) This is
another hen who has been caught in the wires of a battery cage. In this
condition, she is unable to get to food or water. This problem is caused by
humans who consider cheap construction costs more important than the welfare
of the chickens. The Bible tells us that this is evil (1 Timothy 6:10);
since, to such people, the love of money far outweighs concern for the lives
(Chicken - Egg Production - 50) This hen's
foot is swollen to several times its natural size. One of the evils of this
egg industry is that they don't spend any money on veterinary care for sick
and injured hens. Because money is their god, those in this industry
consider it less expensive to let the hens suffer and die than to treat
their problems. Don't be part of this ungodliness! Don't buy or eat eggs!
(Chicken - Egg Production - 51) Because
the battery hens never get a chance to scratch the ground, as God intended
them to do, their toe nails are not ground down. As a result they grow too
large (see photo). This condition makes it both difficult and painful to
even stand properly.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 52) This hen
died with her head stuck in the egg trough.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 53) Laying
hens are forced to stand every moment of every day on wire bottom cages
which hurt their feet. When a cage mate dies, the live chickens will stand
on top of the dead one to relieve the pain. From the condition of dead
chicken, she has obviously been left in the cage for a long time.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 54) This is
the body of another dead chicken that has been left to decompose in the
bottom of a battery cage. This is proof positive that eating eggs DOES
contribute to chicken suffering and death.
(Chicken - Egg Production - 55) This is
another photo of hens standing on the decomposing body of a dead cage mate.
There is no compassion in the factory farming industry!
(Chicken - Egg Production - 56) ...and
another photos of a hen standing on the decomposing body of another her...
After seeing the reality of the cruelty involved in factory farming
operations, people frequently write to us and say that they are ashamed to
be a member of the human race. When we read statements like these, we think
about how much worse God must feel about the human race, since He lovingly
created all the animals and charged humans with compassionately caring for
(Chicken - Forced Molting - 01) As
laying hens age, they begin to lay fewer eggs. So, in order to increase
their profits, the egg industry starves the hens for up to two weeks,
causing the hens to molt. The forced molting puts the hens in a survival
mode, so that when they are fed again, they begin to lay more eggs.
Financial gain does not justify such evil practices.
(Chicken - Forced Molting - 02) This
hen was rescued after living for months in a dark shed with thousands of
other hens, all stuffed into cages with three-six other hens. Being starved
of food or water, she was forced molted several times before being rescued.
Here she enjoys the first moments of peace she may have ever experienced.
(Chicken - Forced Molting - 03) Hens
might be force-moulted one more time, or even twice, in order to get as many
eggs from your tired body as possible. And then, when—like the dairy cow—you
can’t produce enough of your reproductive secretions, you become cheap
meat—dog food, soup, or baby food. You will be less than two years old,
about a tenth of your potential lifespan.
(Chicken - Broiler - 01) The name
"broiler" is a term that the farmed chicken industry uses for chickens who
are raised for meat. In these concentration camps, these chickens are
crowded together by the thousands in "grower houses" where each chicken is
given approximately half a square foot of space.
(Chicken - Broiler - 02) This is
another view of chickens who are raised for meat being crowded by the
thousands in "grower houses." Approximately nine billion chickens like these
are slaughtered every year in the U.S. They are being deprived of their
God-given liberty for their entire lives. This is evil! The Bible teaches us
that we are to "rule" over the animals in the same way we expect our elected
government officials to "rule" over us.||
(Chicken - Broiler - 03) This is
another photo of the horribly crowded conditions that exist on factory
farms. These chickens never get a chance to go outside and feel the grass
under their feet. The only time they leave is when they are being
transported to their death.
(Chicken - Broiler - 04) Selective
breeding and genetic manipulation create legs and organs that are unable to
support the unnatural growth. Perosis, twisted leg, and heart attacks are
common. To produce the huge "chicken breast" that brings profit, this bird
cannot even stand up. This bird is about seven weeks old and will be sent to
slaughter in a matter of days.