Karen Davis on Chicken Catching

In June, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about hand vs. machine catching of chickens. On July 2, 2003, the Journal published a letter-to-the-editor from United Poultry Concerns’ Karen Davis (emphasis added),

Chicken catching, whether by hand or by machine, is completely violent. And bruised and wounded birds do not always conveniently go out of sight into livestock feed. They are processed into nuggets and other unwholesome products like sausages and patties.

For the chickens, hand catching versus machine catching is terrorism either way, just one more part of their totally miserable lives.


Totally miserable lives. Karen Davis, Letter, Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2003.

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