Fire hell

Fire kills 60,000 hens in Brazil

Another week, another fire in a factory farm with thousands of lives lost.

Battery farms never have a plan B in case of fire.

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60,000 hens exploited for egg production died in a blaze in the city of Santa Maria de Jetibá, Espírito Santo State. The city is the second largest battery egg producer in Brazil.

According to reports in local media, a night porter noticed the fire around 3 am on Thursday (9) morning. The fire brigade acted quickly and managed to save one third of the birds (30,000).

Fires in battery egg farms are commonplace, often leading to massive loss of life. Recently, a farm in Maringá, Paraná state, caught fire and killed 30,000 hens.

Battery egg production cruelty

Hens live in cramped conditions in battery farms, with the equivalent of an A4 size to exist on.

They can never open their wings and are painfully de-beaked to avoid hurting each other in response to the stressful conditions in which they live.

In order to make it to 18 months, their average life span, they are loaded with antibiotics, besides the hormones they are given to be more productive.

Finally, there is a never a plan B in case of fire. These losses are factored in and cost less than investing in safety for the birds.


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