March 4 – Choose Compassion

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!”  ~ Luke 13:34


The World’s Most Abused Animals: Chickens Used for Meat and Eggs

Chickens are the most abused animals across the world. Chickens are naturally intelligent and inquisitive animals that are problem solvers in nature. They are social and like to spend their days scratching for food, taking dust baths, roosting in trees and being in the sun. The farming industry takes away their natural environment. The vast majority of chickens spend their lives in total confinement from the day they are born until the day they are killed.

Chickens raised for their flesh/meat by the chicken industry spend their entire life in dirty sheds with thousands of other chickens where there is intense crowding that leads to disease outbreaks. They are drugged to grow so large in a quick space of time and the birds cannot keep up. They end up having heart attacks, organ failure, struggle to breathe and becoming crippled because they are too big(overweight) for their legs.

Chickens raised for their eggs by industry are over filled in wire cages to a point that they do not have enough space to spread their wings. Chickens are normally clean animals but these conditions force them to urinate and defecate on each other. Part of the chickens beaks are cut off so that they do not peck each other out of frustration created by the unnatural conditions. Once the chickens’ bodies are worn out and egg production drops, they ae slaughtered and turned into soup for cat or dog food.

Imagine being forced to gain an unhealthy amount of weight while spending your whole life in a poorly lit, window-less, cramped, unfurnished flat with nothing to do. Imagine that the next time you eat chicken

If you do eat chicken or eggs, choose free range and cage free.

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