Change for chickens
Chickens are suffering
It may be your favourite meal or a part of your protein diet, however, too often the reality behind the world’s most popular meat is unacceptable suffering. You might ask – ‘why should I care about the suffering of chickens?’. The straight answer is – you should.
- 60 billion chickens are raised for global consumption each year.
- Two-thirds of them (40 billion) live in overcrowded sheds or cages often with no natural light or fresh air, unable to peck or spread their wings.
Chickens are not treated like animals; they are considered a commodity. The speed at which they are raised for commercial benefits:
- They are overgrown
- They suffer from painful lameness
- They have overworked hearts and lungs
- They get wounds, including skin sores and burns
Between 1996-2016, demand for chicken meat grew almost 40% in the European Union (EU), 89% in China and 83% in India.
Did you know?
Globally, around 2000 chickens are slaughtered every second. A factory farmed chicken lives an average of 42 days. While in the wild, or an open farm, it can live for several years. The life span of chickens is shortened in factory farming as they are bred for meat. They are grown in such a way that they gain weight, become oversized, however they are still babies when they are slaughtered.
Change for Chickens
The ongoing cruelty towards chickens can be rectified by providing a healthier environment to chickens. Sign up to know more about our campaign.