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International Respect for Chickens Day May 4, 2011
Right now 11 million chickens are crammed into tiny wire cages with barely enough room to move and unable to stretch their wings or perform most of their natural behaviours. Sadly for these intelligent and inquisitive birds the first time in their life they will get to see the sunshine or smell fresh air will be the last day of their life. Another 488 million birds in factory farms are raised and killed for chicken flesh in Australia each year. Bred to grow at three times their natural rate, many are crippled under their own weight — 20 million die annually inside sheds. Those who survive are slaughtered when they are just six weeks old.
If our companion animals were treated in this way we would rightly be horrified, why is it then that these emotional, fun loving animals are denied the same legal protection from acts of cruelty? Please use your voice to be theirs and consider doing an action for chickens this month.
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