THE HORROR OF BRUTALITY IN THE CARRION CHICKEN INDUSTRY
McDonald’s and Tyson Foods are under fire after an undercover video shows factory farmers at one of their suppliers beating chickens with spikes and stepping on their heads to break their necks.
McDonald’s (MCD) and Tyson Foods (TSN) are under fire after an undercover video shows factory farmers at one of their suppliers beating chickens with spikes and stepping on their heads to break their necks. The animal rights group, Mercy for Animals released the undercover video to raise awareness about animal cruelty.
The graphic video was shot at T&S Farm in Dukedom, Tennessee, which was under contract with Tyson Foods, which supplies meat for McDonald’s McNuggets. Since the release of the video both companies have cut ties with the farm. .........
The video shows factory farmer owners stepping on the heads of live chickens and then pulling on their wings or bodies to break their necks. Another clip shows birds being painfully beaten, stabbed, and impaled on makeshift clubs spiked with nails and then thrown into buckets to slowly die.
“This type of abuse runs rampant in the animal agriculture industry, which seeks to maximize profit and minimize costs at the expense of animals, public health and the environment,” says Matt Rice, Mercy For Animal’s (MFA) Director of Investigations.
“If it weren't for brave undercover investigators, these abuses would happen out of sight and out of mind of most consumers,” he adds.
The organization is calling on McDonald’s, the largest fast-food chain in the world, to adopt meaningful animal welfare policies and end animal abuse.
“The secret ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is brutal animal abuse,” said MFA’s president, Nathan Runkle. “They are crammed into filthy, windowless sheds, thrown, kicked, and tortured by careless workers, and bred to grow so fast they suffer from painful leg deformities and heart attacks.”
“The secret ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets is brutal animal abuse”- Nathan Runkle, Mercy For Animal's President
Rice says this isn’t the first time the fast-food chain has been under fire either.
“A few years ago, we documented sickening cruelty to animals at a major McDonald's Egg McMuffin supplier, including hens crammed into filthy wire cages so small they could barely move for nearly their entire lives, rotting carcasses of birds left in cages with live hens still laying eggs for human consumption, and workers burning off the beaks of young chicks without any painkillers,” he said.
The Humane Society of the United States says while McDonald’s has made important progress for the welfare of pigs in recent years, the company should be seeking to curb animal cruelty in the poultry industries as well.
“It still lets its egg suppliers lock hens in cages where they can’t even spread their wings, and the abuse seen in this new video is of course indefensible,” said Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection at The Humane Society. ..............
“However, in this case, violently clubbing birds to death with spiked poles is a clear violation of Tennessee state law. We met with law enforcement to turn over the video footage and provided a detailed legal complaint. The Weakley County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating,” adds Rice.(End of report)
Despite being fully aware of the satanic brutality rampant in the carrion chicken industry, miscreants such as SANHA, MJC and NIHT continue with their haraam ‘halaal’ certificate industry. Since the objective of these carrion purveyors is solely monetary gain – haraam boodle – they are not at all concerned with the damage and untold harm they are causing Muslims spiritually, morally and physically.
Only sick and diseased minds have the capability of sustaining this sickening and disgusting halaalization of carrion industry. They labour under the spell of Iblees and are entangled in his tentacles. The Qur’aan warns us about the correlation between carrion/haraam food and shaitaaniyat. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Majeed:
“O People! Eat from the earth what is halaal and tayyib, and do not follow in the footsteps of shaitaan (by consuming haraam), Verily he (Iblees) is for you an open enemy. He instructs you only with evil and immorality, and that you fabricate about Allah what you know not.”
3 Zil Hajj 1436 – 17 September 2015
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