Goldi chicken contract farmer we found on Facebook (plus pics of one of my own chickens)

Picture below of a typical broiler farm in South Africa. Broiler = chicken burger, KFC, chicken nuggets, chicken samoosas, chicken a la king….

A non free range chicken leads a disgusting, boring, uncomfortable and unnatural life. These poor animals are kept inside all the time. They never feel the warm sun on their backs, take a flying run down the field, never eat a juicy bug – all things that they love to do! Please compare the two – if the prices were the same which would you choose?

Most chicken is produced like this

Most chicken is produced like this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of the members of my personal chicken flock. A blue leghorn pullet (young female chicken) walks next to my Jack Russel dog in companionable silence.

This is one of the members of my personal chicken flock. A blue leghorn pullet (pullet = young female chicken) walks next to my Jack Russel dog in companionable silence.

Woolworths & Food Lovers Market Abbatoir Charged for Animal Cruelty

From sabc.co.za

A routine inspection of the GWK abattoir and feedlot in De Aar in the Northern Cape revealed the ill-treatment of lambs and sheep through “extreme rough handling and bodily injuries” caused by inept shearing as reported by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA).

NSPCA says criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act will be laid against the Manager of the feedlot at the abattoir, the management of the BKB shearing team and four employees from that team as accepted industry standards were contravened.

Senior inspector Grace de Lange of the NSPCA’s Farm Animal Protection Unit describes the scene,

“I observed sheep being dragged by one of their hind legs. Some sheep were dragged upside down and parts of their bodies – including their heads – banged into the railings as they were pulled in that manner. I witnessed sheep being dragged by their ears and fleece, including being pulled over another sheep that was in a recumbent position. This particular sheep needed assistance to enable it to stand.”
“Visual evidence of lambs and sheep with bleeding wounds will be enclosed in the docket as supporting evidence.”

GWK Meat who exclusively exports market products to Food Lover’s Market, Free Range Karoo Lamb, Fresh by Nature Lamb, Woolworths Free Range and Makro Natural Karoo Lamb, responded quickly to the incident and addressed the matter “fully” with BKB who is the service provider for sheep shearing at the facility.

According to Mr Wim van Rooyen, GWK’s General Manager for Auctions and Meat, the company is committed to handling all animals at GWK’s facilities with care.

 

to read the whole story go to http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/aba20380476c64919be7db4602d973ea/NSCPA-to-lay-c