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Compassionate Teaching and Studies About animals, food, health, and the environment From All-Creatures.org

Chickens are excluded from the U.S. Animal Welfare Act and from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
14 May 2008

The 2002 farm bill amended the definition of “animal” in the Animal Welfare Act to specifically exclude birds, rats, and mice, bred for use in research. Current AWA regulations also exclude horses not used for research, animals farmed for food, fur, or fiber, and other farm animals

...there is no specific Federal humane handling and slaughter statute for poultry...-USDA

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