Investigation: Extreme Suffering Exposed on Three Giant British Chicken Farms

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Animal Equality UK investigated three Red Tractor-certified chicken farms (Saltbox, Ladywath and Mount farms ) in Lincolnshire between February and April 2019. We uncovered horrifying conditions and extreme animal suffering. The farms all raise chickens for Moy Park, the UK’s second largest chicken company which supplies major retailers including McDonald’s, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.

Our investigators found:

– Gigantic double-decker chicken sheds, with over 30,000 birds crowded on each floor
– Many chickens suffering from severe leg injuries, some unable to stand
– Carcasses left to rot for days amongst the flocks of living birds
– Chicks struggling to breathe at just two days old, with many already dead

One of the farms, Ladywath Farm, is comprised of three double-decker sheds where birds are stacked on two floors within the same building.

After viewing the footage, Dr. Toni Vernelli, Executive Director of Animal Equality UK, commented, “As our appetite for chicken meat has grown, so has the size of Britain’s chicken farms. Images of distressed birds in giant double-decker sheds will be a shock to many consumers who buy British, Red Tractor-certified meat thinking they can trust its animal welfare standards. Yet the truth is, the unnatural conditions chickens are forced to endure in these vast sheds are utterly dismal. One meal for us equals a lifetime of misery for them.”

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