Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Is What Happens To Chicken Before It Reaches Your Dinner Plate.

We have nothing but respect and admiration for vegans and vegetarians, particularly those who make it a point to prioritize the lives of animals over their own taste for meat, cheese, and eggs. However, there's also nothing wrong with not being a vegetarian or a vegan -- as long as you confront the fact that eating meat should fall in line with your ethical and environmental values.

In other words, eating meat shouldn't be taken lightly, and this post is full of images that prove it. If you're going to consume things like beef, pork, or poultry, you should also be able to accept head-on the harsh realities of factory farming, and then hopefully find alternatives in the meat section at the supermarket.

As documented by the information below, factory-farmed chicken live incredibly dark, brief lives -- all so they can end up on your dinner table in less than two months time. The process they go through is inhumane, and definitely makes the case for obtaining your meat from smaller farms where animals are treated well, fed healthy organic diets, and allowed to graze and practice their natural animal habits before being humanely slaughtered. As you'll see below, that's totally different from what happens to factory farmed chickens, and the reality of their lives is hard to see.

Many people wouldn't argue with a roasted chicken being placed on the dinner table.

And while we're not here to pass moral judgment on those who eat meat or choose not to eat meat, there are some harsh realities of factory farming that we should all know about.

Many people wouldn't argue with a roasted chicken being placed on the dinner table.

Lewis Butchers

Videos like this come in the wake of the allegations at Tyson Chicken earlier in the month, wherein workers were documented abusing the animals.

This footage is from another factory chicken farm, taken secretly by an animal rights worker on the conveyor belt line.

Videos like this come in the wake of the allegations at Tyson Chicken earlier in the month, wherein workers were documented abusing the animals.

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The first part of the process is especially tough.

Workers sort through thousands of chicks during "quality" control. The heads of weaker chicks are torn off while the baby chicks are still alive and thrown into a trash bag. Sadly, some of them aren't even dead before they are thrown away.

The first part of the process is especially tough.

YouTube / Animal Equality

The ones who make it to the conveyor belt are the "lucky ones."

But as you'll see later, they really aren't lucky at all.

The ones who make it to the conveyor belt are the "lucky ones."

YouTube / Animal Equality

Each chick gets a vaccination shot.

Then they're thrown down a rotating hole for sorting.

Each chick gets a vaccination shot.

YouTube / Animal Equality

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