This photo (courtesy of the PEW Charitable Trusts) shows the common and legal industry practice of grabbing chickens by their feet to pick them up and force them into transport cages. There are currently no laws to protect the 9 billion chickens raised each year for slaughter in the US.
Chickens are highly sentient and intelligent birds that are born into a short life of misery and suffering, enduring unimaginable living conditions and slaughter without anesthesia. Currently no laws protect the 9 billion bred each year by the morally bankrupt chicken industry.
For complete story, videos, photos and charts, see the PEW “Big Chicken” page at http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/reports/big-chicken-pollution-and-industrial-poultry-production-in-america-85899361375