Birds are sentient beings; therefore, they are able to feel pain
and fear. However, in spite of this scientific fact, poultry in the
US suffer unimaginable pain and fear when slaughtered because the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) exempts poultry from
being protected under the "Humane Slaughter Act". In fact, many of
these birds end being boiled alive.
USDA: Time to Stop the Chicken Industry from Boiling Birds Alive
The way chickens are raised and killed for food in the U.S. and
the rest of the world is nothing short of a tragedy. We cannot
possibly be living according to our Faith and values when we support
an industry that doesn’t care about animals at all.
If we want to live out our compassion, mercy and love we need to
include all beings in our sphere of compassion, doing our best not
to harm them unnecessarily. This is the core of being good stewards
of God’s Creation.
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