In observance of International Chicken Respect Day, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has written a letter to the municipal corporations across the country asking them to install a statue of a chicken in a busy part of the city to pay respect to the billions of chickens who are killed for food.
Chickens killed for meat are raised in huge, waste-filled factories. They are bred to grow so large that many cannot even walk, and they often have their wings and legs broken. When they are only 6 or 7 weeks old, they are crammed into cages and trucked to slaughter, where their throats are cut and they are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water – often while they are still conscious.
You can join us in urging the government to adopt humane standards for chickens by writing to the Secretary of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry using the form here.