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Warning - New Foam Suffocating Free Range Chickens in US

Science & Tech  (tags: Animals, Chickens, Animal Cruelty, Science and Technology, Suffering, Killing, Food Industry, Ethics )

- 1609 days ago -
The foam suffocates 15,000 chickens in 15 minutes. It's an American invention by Kifco in Illinois. The FDA allows the packaging of these Chickens to be sold as "Free Range". Link is to the promotion website of Avi-foamguard.

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David Agustin (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 12:47 pm
"Free Range with a horrible death"

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 3:19 pm
Horrible--didn't think it was possible to cause more suffering+torture of these poor chickens. No such thing as free range anyway. Thx Victoria

Carmen S (611)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 5:55 pm
Thanks for sharing this, Victoria.

Christine S (134)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 6:49 pm
Repulsive. Please go vegetarian/ vegan- stop the cruelty!

Raman V (47)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:42 pm
It's appalling to read about it.

Regan Copple (16)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:12 pm
It's to be used as an emergency depopulator, but I disagree with their method of killing whole coops just to isolate an infection. You have to immediately isolate all the coops from one another & test the coops birds randomly. If you have to destroy birds to isolate an infected coop with lots of birds, then yeah you have to do it. But with modern screening methods, it shouldn't be that hard to isolate it I think it's just a bad idea business-wise to destroy that many birds that quickly based on a monetary calculation, unless you have really good insurance, but how much money are you losing by killing that many birds? They didn't execute whole lots of cattle for mad-cow disease unless the lot had a certain percentage of infection.

Marie W (67)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:14 pm

Suzan F (137)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:15 pm
Noted. Suffocation is a horrible way to die!!

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:20 pm

Jerry B (128)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:46 pm
Noted..terrible, thanks Victoria!

Maureen C (4)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:06 pm
So, this is for "emergency mass depopulation", and will "depopulate even the largest commercial broiler house in less than an hour from set-up to clean-up." Euphemism overload!

This sounds like something Hitler would have been interested in for his "mass depopulation".

Robert O (12)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:22 am
Thanks Victoria.

Gvapo T (22)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:27 am
this is sick, horrible and insane!!!!

Roger G (154)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:21 pm
noted, thanks

reft h (66)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:11 pm
thanks for the article

Marty P (149)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 8:20 pm
ok thats just nasty. humans are an icky lot. the inventor obviously doesnt have empathy for living things.

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 11:03 pm
Noted, thanks.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday December 30, 2013, 3:47 am
How awful, reminds me of Nazi death camps! Just terrible!

Ruth C (87)
Monday December 30, 2013, 4:15 am
I agree Natasha.

Rhonda B (106)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:31 am

A D (24)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:50 pm
Interesting story! Thanks Victoria for the posting. I will have to look more into where my poultry originates.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 4:07 pm
sad how people don't bother to look into something themselves especially with the freely available information on the internet. While one may disagree with the mass-killing of these animals, the animals killed with avi-foam are not used for consumption nor has the FDA made any statement regarding the use of these foam in any form. The whole scare about the free-range labeling is untrue and just makes the whole statement unreliable. This is a shame as there could have been a valuable argument made here, if only people bothered to think before they posted.

Zoe and Art Oguyo (346)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 5:13 pm
I would nevereat foam killed chicken

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:40 pm

Lin Clarke (1)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 2:39 pm
While I do appreciate that this method of killing chickens is meant for situations where illness is an issue, do you really believe that no one will use it to slaughter chickens and then sell the meat? If you believe that then you live in a fantasy world and need to come back to reality.
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