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‘BARBARIC CONDITIONS’: Activist appalled by treatment of baby chickens at Bovingdon slaughterhouse

 Published on: 21st August 2019   |   By: Amelie Gregory   |   Category: Uncategorized

An international animal activist was recently appalled by the “disgusting” treatment he witnessed of thousands of baby chickens outside a Bovingdon slaughterhouse recently.

Casper Hilt, from Copenhagen, visited Imran Halal Poultry on Bell Farm in Bovingdon, alongside other activists on Saturday, August 16.

Casper said he “couldn’t comprehend” how bad the conditions the baby chickens were in.

He continued: “On the day we must have seen around six trucks pull into the slaughterhouse, each carrying around 9,000 chickens and I can’t put into words how upsetting it was seeing it.

“It left me speechless. The chicks were crammed in there, they looked broken, abused, terrified and defeated. What I saw was mistreatment – they were lying there in their own urine, poo, sick and you could see the sores on their skin because of what they were lying in.”

The activists were told by one of the truck drivers that the chicks in his truck weren’t of the legal age of 42 days old.

Casper added: “It just makes you think because we only saw six trucks in a normal day for the slaughterhouse – that is one day out of 365 and is one slaughterhouse out of the thousands that exist.

“I am continuously appalled at the amount of suffering I keep seeing in the food industry and people need to be aware of the treatment these animals are under.”

A video which captured the shocking conditions was posted on Facebook by Hertfordshire Chicken Save and Casper.

Casper revealed that some of the chickens were frozen in fear and had travelled from as far as Leicester in trucks and were exposed to the poor conditions and busy motorways.

Pictures courtesy of Hertfordshire Chicken Save.

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8 Comments

  1. Jennie justice August 21st, 2019, 7:40 pm

    This is happening everywhere, people need to wake up and realise not only is eating animal products ethically wrong , these products are destroying the planet and are proven to be not good for your health .

  2. Stefan August 21st, 2019, 7:55 pm

    Thank you Guss to Support Camper,

  3. Carol Longhurst August 21st, 2019, 8:09 pm

    Cruel & un necessary

  4. Love Liljeroth August 21st, 2019, 8:12 pm

    The way we treat out fellow earthlings is disgraceful, just because we as humans view them as food and not sentient beings.

    Who gave us the right to treat them like this??

  5. Jade August 22nd, 2019, 7:17 am

    Thank you for speaking out Casper. Thank you for travelling from Copenhagen to bear witness with us. These innocent babies need us to rise up for them.

    Anyone reading this article and looking at the photos/video, if this upsets you … do something about it. Align your beliefs with your actions and GO VEGAN.

  6. Jane owen August 22nd, 2019, 6:22 pm

    This is the exact reason ive stopped eating all meat. Its barbaric and inhumane. I cannot understand how people can swallow pieces of meat when they know of these inhumane practices. . And as someone else already said what gives us the right to treat any animal in this way. Its disgusting. Whatever happened to the kind human with feelings and compassion. I hate this wicked world I find myself in. And to every single person who continues eating meat knowing this goes on, shame on you!

  7. Leanne Baker August 23rd, 2019, 3:46 am

    Tragically this is the condition and treatment of the majority of chickens worldwide sent to slaughter .There entire lives are suffering and misery .Can we really call ourselves a civilized race whilst condoning such treatment of other beings, simply because we can.

  8. Bans August 23rd, 2019, 8:17 am

    I’m in total agreenent with Jade👍

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