Stop Grinding Up Millions of Chicks Alive

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.


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  1. Radha – These chicks are part of the Animal Kingdom whom, by the way, are citizens of this Earth too. Please stop the torture and put an end to this disgusting practice. When it comes to having a central nervous system and the ability to feel pain, hunger and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy…

  2. Deplorable.
    The industry says it is required, as they can’t predict whether a chick will be male or female.
    If something as horrific as this is “required” in your industry then the problem is with your industry, not with the chicks. Compassion first, profit last. Always

  3. Jim Takahashi says:

    Humans are the most cruel and damaging species on the planet.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗???

  5. LInda Bauer says:

    Please stop this horrific pain of torture to these male chicks! Surely there IS a better way to handle this just take the time to read this petition above. Offer them FREE TO THE PUBLIC is one way, some like them on their ranch..
    If all who do this to them could feel their pain and suffering, being put to death in any of the ways mentioned above, then you’d surely know how much you all are making them suffer! Imagine yourselves in THEIR place and some people want to do all these things to all of YOU!

  6. Daniela Bress says:

    Murdering billions of terrified babies for MONEY …

    … refusing to ban pet breeding and murdering the “surplus” of all those “oh so loved animals” in the streets and even in public “shelters”, torturing and killing of animals in schools and universities for pseudo-scientific purposes, using animals for profit and entertainment in zoos, marine parks and circuses, torturing them to death at factory farms, … – what do you think does THAT tell about the human society which is accepting such greedy, callous, destructive, selfish, reckless, violent and unbearable actions?

    And what do you think does it teach your children?

    Do you believe you are teaching them the respect for life?

    Do you still REALLY wonder where all the sociopaths are coming from?

    Goodness gracious, we’re an inconceivably stupid species!

  7. Until everyone becomes VEGAN this Hell on Earth for animals will continue.

  8. renate botzler says:

    Nature treats back now ? Monsters

  9. ruth Tranquillo says:

    What kind of savage could do this?? Scared they will KILL a person next!!!

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