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Baby male chicks are useless to farmers because they cannot produce eggs, and so they are killed…literally ground up while still alive. Simply because they were born. That’s it. It is not okay just because they are not humans. It is not okay just because this is “a quick way to go.” That is not the point. The point is that they are being killed senselessly. Millions of them.
So you see, it doesn’t matter if your chickens are “free-rage.” There is always a price paid for the food we eat and it is the animals that pay that price. Every single time you order eggs for breakfast or purchase them at a store, you are killing millions of baby chicks.
When will we, as a society, see how barbaric factory farming has become? When will we finally realize that animals, like us, are living, breathing, thinking, feeling beings…just like us? When will we start treating these living beings’ lives with respect? When will we understand that this is wrong? When will we STOP using animals for selfish needs that are nonessential?
gen·o·cide/ˈjenəˌsīd/noun/ the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.”a campaign of genocide”synonyms:racial killing, massacre, wholesale slaughter, mass slaughter, wholesale killing, indiscriminate killing; mass murder, mass homicide, mass destruction, annihilation, extermination, elimination, liquidation, eradication, decimation, butchery, bloodbath, bloodletting;