To pay tribute to the approximately 8,500 chickens who were burned alive in fear and pain when a fire broke out inside a local poultry warehouse recently, PETA India has erected a sky-high memorial billboard pointing out that the birds wouldn’t have endured horrifying deaths if they weren’t being raised to satisfy humans’ taste for flesh and eggs.
The billboard is located near Annur Bus Stand, on Sathy Road, Annur, Tamil Nadu 641 653.
Chickens are inquisitive and interesting animals. When in their natural surroundings – away from factory farms – they form friendships, develop social orders, love and care for their young, and enjoy a full life that includes dustbathing, making nests, and roosting in trees.
As revealed by PETA India in a video exposé, most chickens used for eggs are confined to a space that’s smaller than an A4 sheet of paper and parts of their beaks are cut off with a hot blade to prevent them from pecking at each other out of frustration. Once their bodies wear out and they’re no longer considered useful for egg production, they’re sent to the market or slaughterhouse, where they’re killed in full view of their companions.
In addition to sparing animals’ lives, eating vegan reduces the risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity; helps fight the climate catastrophe by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions; and can even help prevent future pandemics. Most experts believe that the COVID-19 pandemic stemmed from a live-animal meat market, and SARS, swine flu, and bird flu have also been linked to confining and killing animals for food. Each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year and spares sensitive chickens and other animals terrifying deaths, whether in warehouse fires or in filthy, blood-soaked slaughterhouses.