Shut Down Farm Accused of Horrifically Mistreating Chickens

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Target: Walter E. Whitcomb, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture

Goal: Urgently and permanently close massive egg farm where chickens allegedly suffer cruel and unsanitary conditions.

A massive egg farm has come under fire again after yet another undercover investigation revealed horrible living conditions for the chickens. The Humane Society has released over 30 minutes of footage showing millions of chickens crammed into filthy and crowded cages at Hillandale Farms, an egg-producing factory facility in Maine.

The graphic video shows chickens laying eggs on top of the mummified corpses of their cage-mates, in overcrowded cages where they can hardly turn around. Other chickens are seen painfully trapped by their wings, necks or legs in the wires of their cages, leaving them unable to reach food or water. Last year, footage showing similar cruelty had been dismissed as an “isolated incident.” It is now clear that these chickens are routinely mistreated in this facility and it must therefore be permanently closed.

Sign this petition urging authorities to take action against this farm’s owners and ban them from breeding and keeping animals due to welfare and public safety concerns.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Whitcomb,

We urge you to urgently investigate and permanently shut down the Hillandale Farms egg-producing facility in Turner, Maine. Yet another investigation has found chickens living in horrific conditions. Footage obtained from the Humane Society shows hens laying eggs on top of dead and mummified chickens, crammed into cages too small to even turn around in.

This comes hot on the heels of other reports of cruelty against chickens at Hillandale Farms. Clearly this facility is routinely abusing animals for profit. Please ensure it is shut down so that millions of chickens are spared this horrific suffering.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM – NOT DESERVES TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES IN OUR ALL WORLD – ALL OF THESE CRIMINAL RABBLE IS BETTER DEATH AND NOT DISTURB THE REST OF THE WORLD POPULATION AND FUTURE GENERATIONS!

    Stop & pursue this deformity – instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal killer ASSHOLES! Or not?

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE THEM AWAY – ONCE FOR ALL

    BUT FIRST: P A Y R E D E M P T I O N

    It’s time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.

    W H O I S W A I T I N G F O R W H A T ?????????????????????????????

  2. shut it down for the cruelty on these animals now.

  3. Put these shitty people in cramping cages for the rest of their lives.

  4. People please consider going vegan. The amount of abuse inflicted on farm animals and poultry is utterly disgusting and it’s just for our palate.

    We can campaign for this farm to be closed down but ALL egg farms are abusive. ALL male chicks are thrown into giant mincers because they are no good to the egg industry. And once hens (battery or free range) are too old to keep laying eggs, they get carted off to be murdered, again just for your palate.

  5. I only EVER eat chicken and eggs from local farms, where I know that they’re raised with respect and humanity. Clearly Hillandale Farms (aka the Chicken Auschwitz) is owned by warped, sick, and/or subnormal “human” beings, and the farm should be permanently closed and these owners imprisoned. Animal cruelty on this horrific a scale must not go unpunished — these people are beyond redemption. Causing pain and suffering to any creature is not acceptable, under any circumstances!!

  6. M. Dobos says:

    Once again, another instance of how we “humans” treat our food. The owners of this place should be locked in a cage and made to live in the filthy, disgusting conditions they expose their chickens to. Do we people really think that animals have no feelings, emotions, and don’t experience pain and fear? Any animal being raised for food needs to be treated with respect and humanely. These factory farms need to be shut down and it can’t be done soon enough.

  7. Show these mongrels the same disrespect for life that they showed these poor chickens.

  8. “It is a healthy, natural reaction for someone who witnesses the brutalities inflicted upon nonhuman animals in the agriculture industry for the first time, to ask, “how can we stop this from happening?”. The simple truth is that there remains only one answer, only one way to stop it from happening. We must end the consumption of animal-based products. Until then, nonhuman animals will always be placed in “livestock” conditions, they will always be exploited, they will always be abused and they will always be slaughtered. You cannot teach someone that a life-form has any real value when it is considered acceptable to enslave, kill and eat said being. Whilst humanity views nonhuman animals as resources, mere commodities, they will always be victims of our barbarity. There is no “humane” way to treat a slave and there certainly is no “humane” procedure to take a life.”

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared. ?

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