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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 02:38 PM

Billions of Day-Old Chicks Are Shredded, Gassed, and Suffocated

Every year, up to 7 billion day-old male chicks are tossed into shredding machines, gassed, or suffocated in plastic bags—a process known as “chick culling.” This grim ritual is underpinned by both biology and economics: Male chicks don’t lay eggs, and they fatten up too slowly to be sold as meat. Across the globe, culling has become the default strategy for the egg industry to eliminate unwanted hatchlings.


[link:https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/03/chick-culling-cruel-wasteful-and-tough-stop/618348/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email|

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blueseas Mar 2021 OP
SheltieLover Mar 2021 #1
Carthorse Apr 2021 #2
Stuart G Jul 18 #3

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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:25 PM

1. Omfg! 🤬

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:45 PM

2. yikes

 

I like to eat eggs, but perhaps it's immoral to do so. I'll have to think about it.

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Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:09 PM

3. Horrible.

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