An undercover investigation sheds light on the first day in the lives of chicks in the meat industry – from their own perspective. Cameras, placed on the conveyor belt and other spots along the production line reveal the horrific first moments in the lives of the recently born hatchlings, at eye level.
This same experience is shared by billions of chicks hatched inside meat industry hatcheries all over the world.
The footage – taken at one of Israel’s largest industrial hatcheries, similar to other industrial hatcheries around the world – was captured through the work of an undercover investigator from Anonymous for Animal Rights, Israel’s largest animal rights group.
A Compassion Over Killing investigator worked inside Quality Pork Processors, a USDA-inspected slaughterhouse in Minnesota that exclusively supplies to Hormel, the makers of SPAM. This shocking footage offers a disturbing, close-up view of the suffering endured by pigs as they are pushed, prodded and dragged to their death.
In early 2014, a Compassion Over Killing investigator wore a hidden camera while working behind the closed doors of a North Carolina chicken factory that supplies Pilgrim's Corp. (formerly known as Pilgrim's Pride) — the second-largest chicken producer in the world. Typically kept hidden from public view, our video footage uncovers horrors including birds dumped in an open pit while still alive.