Out of sight, out of mind
"Out of sight, out of mind: the impacts of chicken meat factory farming in the state of Georgia".
An investigation report produced by CIWF USA for Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP).
Welfare of EU broiler chickens | 5/2/2005
This 32 page report uses scientific literature, especially SCAHAW report (2000), to detail the health and welfare issues caused by broiler breeding for fast growth, high stocking densities, lameness, heart disease, catching, transport and slaughter, plus broiler breeders. Focused mainly on EU. Discusses alternatives and reforms needed. Report from 2005.Download: Welfare of broiler chickens in EU | Size (0.59MB) Read more
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More than 50 billion chickens are reared annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs.
About chickens farmed for meat
Chickens farmed for meat are called broiler chickens.
Welfare issues for meat chickens
Approximately 70 percent of chickens raised for meat globally are raised in intensive farming systems.
Higher welfare for meat chickens
There are systems that offer significantly higher welfare for meat chickens (also called broilers).