(ed: this one is for the believers in that oxymoron-on-stilts – the ‘humane-slaughter’ – of the animals they eat..
raybon kan was the most recent public exponent/true-believer of this self-serving fantasy..
in a recent appearance on the panel on radio new zealand – kan stated most earnestly that as an eater of animals ‘humane slaughter’ of them is very important to him..
then he said one of the funniest things i have heard him say: (once again ‘earnestly’) he said that his eating of animal-flesh is part of ‘the cycle of life’….
i know..i know..!..a real knee-slapper there from kan..eh..?…
no mr kan – just the opposite – your eating of animal flesh is part of the cycle of animal-slavery/cruelty ..
more a cycle of death…eh..?..
and a special self-justification award is being rushed to you by courier..
and read on..!..mr kan..read on..)
Chickens slowly freezing to death – being boiled alive – drowned or suffocating under piles of other birds are among hundreds of shocking welfare incidents recorded at US slaughterhouses, according to previously unpublished reports.
Among them are ‘inexcusable’ violations say campaigners – who ask if the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) current system – where inspectors issue reports when they see violations – really works.
One inspector – who asked to remain anonymous – questioned the impact of those reports.
An investigation by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism looked at hundreds of inspection logs from the USDA detailing incidents in poultry plants across the country.
In recent years inspectors recorded numerous incidents where:
- chickens suffocated to death beneath other chickens when they piled up on a conveyor belt that had stopped due to a mechanical failure.
- chickens drowned after entering the scalding tank while conscious.
- machines failed or there were incidents of staff being inadequately trained.
- thousands of birds died of heat stress after travelling or being left waiting in trucks in temperatures above 90 degrees F, or alternatively, freezing to death in extremely low temperatures.
In one incident in January more than 34,000 chickens froze to death while being kept overnight outside a slaughterhouse in a truck.
The Guardian’s findings have fuelled concerns that a post-Brexit trade deal with the US could see the UK flooded with chicken produced to lower welfare standards.
This follows last year’s transatlantic row over chlorinated chicken – which prompted political interventions in both countries.
(ed: and as a final tasty-bit for the humane-slaughter true-believers – you will note above – reports of chickens drowning in the scalding tanks.
now..i once worked in a chicken-processing factory – for about 45 mins – and i can report that not only do chickens drown in the scalding tanks – they also issue the most unearthly screams as they are scalded to death..
one of those sounds that once heard is not forgotten – mr kan..)