This Hen Released From Battery Cage, Her Reaction When She Feels The Ground For The First Time Is So HEART-WARMING!!!

This is Cinderella, she is one of 752 hens released from Australian battery cages after their owner decided not to sent the birds to the slaughter. She spent all her life in a cage, sharing it with other hens. She has never touched the ground, she has never seen the sky before. More than 50 billion chickens are reared annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs. The vast majority of poultry are raised using intensive farming techniques, involving very large numbers of animals raised on limited land. To see how the released chicken reacts to all the new feelings and experiences, enjoying the simplest things is priceless. Please, help us spread the word to promote free range farming by sharing this video.


Indoor intensive livestock operations are often referred to as factory farming and are criticized for the low level of animal welfare standards and associated with pollution and health issues. According to the Worldwatch Institute, 74% of the world’s poultry meat, and 68 percent of eggs are produced by intensive farming method. Hens, particularly from battery cage systems, are sometimes infirm, have lost a significant amount of their feathers, and their life expectancy has been reduced from around 7 years to less than 2 years. One alternative to intensive poultry farming is free range farming, which allows birds to move freely in the outdoors. Friction between these two main methods has led to long term issues of ethical consumerism. Free range farming is quite difficult, because it requires a big farm with great drainage, protection from winds and predators. Free range farming is also difficult as too much heat, cold or damp can all have a major effect on the animals – which is why battery farmers have more success over free range farmers as they are able to control the weather conditions unlike free range farmers.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive_farming

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