Voiceless Releases Report on Australian Factory Chickens

Posted on November 26, 2008

Thank you guys… your dedication and soul are evident in the finished product. I know you live on planet earth and thus it is difficult to do anything really worthwhile…. but I want to congratulate you on getting it done regardless. God bless and continue.

Spread it among your human friends and family.

Media Release: Voiceless: Bred to go Cheap

Report: Voiceless 2008: From Nest to Nugget

From the media release:

The report’s findings include:

  • Selective breeding has produced birds who can now grow to slaughter weight in just 35 days –compared to 64 days 30 years ago and the fact that they can naturally live up to 6 or 7 years;
  • Up to 60,000 chickens may be housed in one shed, with less floor space than an A4 page to call their own;
  • Three companies supply 80% of Australia’s meat chickens. One of the three biggest players, Baiada Poultry, slaughters more than 2.4 million chickens per week;
  • Chickens labelled ‘barn-fresh’, ‘grain-fed’, ‘hormone-free’, and ‘100% natural’ are likely to be sourced from factory farms.