Target: Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, India
Goal: Crack down on widespread yet illegal cruelty in the egg industry.
A recent investigation of chicken hatcheries in India revealed unspeakable cruelty, with unwanted chicks being brutally killed. The probe, launched by Anonymous for Animal Rights and released by the People for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PETA) India, revealed that millions of male chicks, deemed useless by the egg industry, are being killed without regard to the intense pain and suffering inflicted on them.
Video evidence allegedly obtained in some of the country’s major hatcheries shows chicks being thrown into vats of water to drown, being ground up alive, or even being tied into garbage bags to suffocate and die under the weight of thousands of other chicks. The video also shows chicks having their beaks clipped and burned without anesthesia.
Despite the fact that this cruelty is commonplace in egg industries throughout the world, it is illegal in India. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 is supposed to protect these animals from this sort of cruelty. Instead of brutally murdering male chicks en masse, alternatives such as in-ovo seeing could be used. This would make it so that male chicks are never hatched and do not need to be killed in such a barbaric fashion.
This type of cruelty must be stopped. There is no need for millions of animals to suffer and die torturous deaths when there are humane alternatives available. Sign the petition below to demand that India crack down on egg industry cruelty.
Dear Mr. Singh,
An investigation of several of India’s major egg hatcheries revealed unspeakable cruelty toward male chicks. Deemed useless by the egg industry, male chicks are drowned in giant vats of water, are ground up alive in massive grinders, or are put into garbage bags to suffocate or be crushed under the weight of other chicks.
This torture is illegal and completely unnecessary with the existence of humane alternatives such as in-ovo sexing, which would allow male eggs to never be hatched in the first place, eliminating the suffering of millions of animals every year. We, the undersigned, demand a crackdown on this rampant cruelty in order to push the egg industry forward into a new and more humane way of operating.
[Your Name Here]
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