Each year billions of chickens are killed. They were likely exploited so humans could consume them for meat or their eggs. Or perhaps they were killed at birth because they were the wrong sex.
Compared against such staggering numbers, the millions who are being killed because of the flu are relatively small. But in discussions about the epidemic the focus has generally been on the rising cost of eggs. Why is there no mention of the inherent value of a chicken’s life? Maybe this is why:
“… egg producers had more experience than most with disposing of large volumes of birds as part of their routine operations. Center Fresh, for example, gets rid of hens after they’ve been laying for about a year, culling them from barns on a rolling basis to manage waste.”
They don’t have an inherent value to the animal agriculture industry beyond being a production unit.
But we know better.
You have the power to end this madness. Go vegan.