Behind the Walls: Chicken Abuse in Agribusiness
Chickens raised for eggs
In nature, chickens can live more than 10 years, but in cages they become exhausted, and after their egg production begins to fail, they are sent to slaughter. Thousands of chickens per week that do not seem “profitable” are beaten or gassed to death.
Eliminating the agribusiness involving animals might sound impossible. However, the animal protection world urges every citizen to take into consideration the lives of other beings too. The animal welfare approach is not effective when it comes to using animals in agriculture, while birds and other farm animals are kept and raised in terrifying conditions and are treated cruelly. Is the future close? In countries, where plant-based meat is not available, meat-based companies or fast food branches - Burger King, Subway - are being partnered with vegan manufacturers and providing vegetarian/vegan options. Many would argue that meat is the source of proteins, however, there are other foods that have existed for a long period of time - tempeh, tofu, seitan, which are filled with proteins too.