They Will Never Leave This Barn
Investigators documented the life and death of UK chickens raised for meat in a standard British farming facility.
Due to selective breeding and genetic modification, chickens reach slaughter age in just 41 days, in essence meaning they are chicks in an obese adult body.
This incredibly fast rate of growth means that the bird's young bones are unable to support them, breaking under the weight and strain of their disfigured
bodies - resulting in painful lameness which prevents them from eating, drinking or even standing up. Many die from dehydration or starvation because they are unable to access food and water points. Organ failure is also extremely common, with millions of birds dying from heart and lung failure before they even reach the age of slaughter.