A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into a poultry supplier to Gordon Food Service — the largest private foodservice distributor in North America — has exposed horrific cruelty to animals, including baby birds violently slammed into metal shackles before being painfully shocked with electricity and having their throats cut open while still conscious and able to feel pain.

Pamela Anderson has fronted a video exposing the shocking images captured by Mercy For Animals.

An undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals documented the heart-wrenching cruelty of the poultry industry, including:
• Birds having their fragile wings and legs broken as they were hastily and violently shackled upside down
• Severely sick, injured, and dying chickens sent through the slaughter line along with other birds intended for human consumption
• Frightened birds dragged through an electrified vat of water, painfully shocked but left fully conscious
• Birds having their throats sliced open while still conscious and able to feel pain

After reviewing the undercover footage, Dr. Bernard Rollin of the Animal Sciences Department at Colorado State University stated: “From the moment that the chickens are dumped from trucks to a conveyor belt in large groups, surely terrifying, and then hung upside down by their feet, we can be morally certain that the animals are experiencing significant fear. … Still hanging by their feet, the birds are transported to a stunning electrical bath, which is supposed to render them insensible, before they are cut up by a mechanical knife. It is evident from the video that many animals are still conscious when this occurs.”

To read more about the investigation, click here.

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