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USDA: Time to Stop the Chicken Industry From Boiling Birds Alive

By Bruce Friedrich

There’s something exceedingly foul about how poultry are slaughtered in the United States.

First some background: In 1958, Congress passed The Humane Slaughter Act, to require animal welfare improvements in our nation’s slaughterhouses. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) exempts poultry from its enforcement of the law, even though birds represent more than 8.8 billion of the 9 billion animals slaughtered annually in the United States.

That’s right: The agency charged with enforcing the Humane Slaughter Act refuses to enforce it for more than 98 percent of slaughtered animals.

Because USDA refuses to protect them, most birds are subjected to …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green