Click the links for more information concerning the factory farm of
Chickens Ducks Turkeys Geese
The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret.... It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
Albert Schweitzer, Novel Peace Prize address, "The Problem of Peace in the World Today"
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture currently applies the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act only to mammals (yet even excludes some of them, such as rabbits), and refuses to extend these basic federal protections to the nearly ten billion turkeys, chickens, and other poultry raised for food each year."
The humane Society of the United States
I have included information concerning the horrendous treatment of poultry in factory farming here on one page. Poultry have many things in common concerning their inhumane treatment, however I have considered it more helpful to discuss each species separately. You may simply scroll down the page in the usual way to accesses information about chickens, ducks turkeys and geese or you may select specific species by clicking the appropriate links below .
Most people are vaguely aware of battery hens and their plight however there is much more cruelty to which they and other poultry are subjected and which you may find even more shocking, if it was not shocking enough to confine sentient creatures in tiny cages. For instance force feeding for geese and ducks.