posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:50 AM
Executive Director of Mercy for Animals, Nathan Ruckle said, "most people would be shocked to learn that 200 million chicks are killed a year."
As to more humane alternatives to disposing of male chicks, Runkle said the whole system is inherently flawed.
"The entire industrial hatchery system subjects these birds to stress, fear and pain from the first day," he said.
It'd pretty disgusting. The majority of people certainly don't want these details, though. They want their omelette stat. They couldn't care less
at what expense and if the expense isn't their own money, well then it isn't much of an expense to them they'll say. They have a stressful job to
putter off to after that breakfast. If they get two consecutive red lights on the way to work, then that's the real tragedy in their mind.
"Two hundred million chicks to the insta-grind?" "Yeah, but did you hear gas went up 4 cents a gallon last night ?" "Now that's a real
"Two hundred million chicks to the insta-grind?" "Yeah, but they cancelled ball game because it got rained out." "Now that's a real tragedy"
Those are concerns to get the average Johnny Automaton worked up. A stat like the hatchery one might insight the following calculation though, "So
basically what your saying is, if we milled over 400 million then eggs would be half price?! ...hmmmm"