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What did people historically do instead of practicing or using neutering, branding, ear tagging, ear marking, wing clipping, debeaking, and blinders (peepers) or chicken goggles?

Reddit Animals

I get the feeling people somehow practiced alternatives for much of history. submitted by /u/This_Caterpillar_330 [link] [comments]

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second Weekend of 2011)

10,000 Birds

As promised, I watched Falcons get plucked, pinioned, and debeaked this weekend. Sure, I’m likely omitting some other far more important factors involving family, friends, and professional success, but the little things mean a lot. Don’t you agree? Note that I only condone this treatment for the highly localized Atlanta Falcon.

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Trader Joe's Eggs NOT Humane

Critter News

They are debeaked because that is necessary to keep them from injuring each other." If, in fact, Trader Joe's deems debeaking as necessary, then this immediately reveals the high density of birds. However, I did get a response from corporate headquarters: "The hens live in barns with some access to the outdoors.

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To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

There will be no pies or cakes that were made with milk that was meant for calves, or eggs that represent dead male chicks , forced molting, debeaking and other mutilations and cruelties. There will be no greyhound corpse on our table, no turkey corpse and no pig corpse.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The debeaking of hens and other routine cruelties of egg production are seldom put before the public. However, it is not just the male chicks that are routinely executed. Hens in all forms of egg production endure an equally cruel execution once their profitability has declined. Karen Davis Machipongo, Va.,

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

Since chickens of the strain raised for meat production aren't typically raised in cages, the label "free roaming chicken" can legally be applied to chickens that were painfully debeaked and then permanently confined in an overcrowded shed with 100,000 other chickens each of whom had 7/10 of a square foot of floor space.

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

In addition, the animals are subjected to excruciating mutilations – including branding, dehorning, debeaking, tooth pulling, tail docking, and castration – all performed without anesthesia. The noxious fumes from the accumulated urine and feces cause lung problems in many of the animals.