More than Two Million Birds Arrive at the Slaughterhouse Dead

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More than Two Million Birds Arrive at the Slaughterhouse Dead

From Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)

The report reveals the shocking way birds are raised, handled, transported and slaughtered in Canada. Between 2007-2009, 44 undercover investigations at poultry farms, slaughterhouses and on transport trucks in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec found violations of federal humane transport and slaughter regulations too numerous to count.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency records indicate that more than 2 million birds arrive at the slaughterhouse dead every year. Our most recent report entitled Broken Wings: The Breakdown of Animal Protection in the Transportation and Slaughter of Meat Poultry in Canada, documents why.

The report reveals the shocking way birds are raised, handled, transported and slaughtered in Canada. Between 2007-2009, 44 undercover investigations at poultry farms, slaughterhouses and on transport trucks in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec found violations of federal humane transport and slaughter regulations too numerous to count.

Birds were found exposed to extreme cold weather, crammed into cages without the ability to stand or move comfortably, roughly handled, punched and shoved. Birds that were critically injured and should be immediately euthanized according to law, were kept in inaccessible crates; left to suffer and die a slow, agonizing death. Millions of birds were found to have been scalded to death or drowned in the scald baths during slaughter.

The following are just a few examples: