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30 June 2008

Debeaking is a common procedure within the poultry and egg industry in which a hot blade is used to chop off half of a birds beak without any painkillers.

* SOURCE:
  USDA APHIS VS, Reference of 1999 Table Egg Layer Management in the US - PDF
   http://nahms.aphis.usda.gov/poultry/layers99/lay99pt2.pdf

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   Discussions and Comments about Debeaking
   Egg Production - Article Series
   Photo Gallery - Chickens in Factory Farms

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