New undercover footage taken at several Lilydale chicken suppliers exposes workers ripping off the heads and legs of live chickens; violently jamming birds into overcrowded transport crates; running over live birds with forklifts; and hitting, kicking, and throwing chickens.
Birds crushed by transport machinery and having their legs ripped off by careless workers
Workers hitting, kicking, and throwing birds and smashing them into walls and transport crates
Severely sick and injured birds bred to grow too large to walk without pain left to languish and die
Management standing by while workers torment animals with crude sex acts and rough handling
Chickens raised for Lilydale have been bred to grow so quickly they frequently become crippled under their own weight. Unable to walk without extreme pain, many die of dehydration at factory farms when they can’t reach water. Others die from heart attacks, organ failure, and other problems related to rapid growth. High levels of ammonia due to filthy factory farm conditions lead to severe skin irritation, blindness, and deadly respiratory problems.
Recent undercover footage obtained by Mercy For Animals provides a shocking look behind the scenes at a Lilydale slaughterhouse.
Hidden cameras captured turkeys painfully shackled upside down, shocked with electricity, cut open, and even scalded in vats of hot water—all while still alive and able to feel pain.
The best way for individual consumers to help end this cruelty is to leave animals off their plates.