Ex Battery Hens First Moments of Freedom (by Cteeal)
The most touching video- made me cry
When Edgar’s Mission put the call out for people to adopt some of the battery hens they are currently rescuing, we knew that we had to help.
Aptly nicknamed ‘Chicken Run’, Edgar’s Mission have begun a huge chicken rescue project where they are trying to save 2,000 battery hens from a factory farm. The farmer contacted them to say he no longer wanted to be in the industry but didn’t want his hens to be slaughtered. Since then, the mission has been working tirelessly trying to home as many of these lovely girls as possible.
We approached Edgar’s Mission and have since taken in Queenie, Belle and Ruby. These three 18 month old chickens are considered no longer ‘commercially viable’ and would normally face slaughter…if it weren’t for the farmer who had a change of heart. Now they have a new chance at life, a life they were always entitled to, but never able to experience.
Their condition is just terrible. They have severe feather loss due to living their life in a cage no bigger than an A4 piece of paper per hen. They have had their beaks cut and mutilated, as is standard industry practise, to stop them pecking other hens when they go crazy in their cages. They have pale combs and in some cases (look at Queenie) the combs are enlarged. They don’t know how to drink out of a bowl and don’t know how to eat anything other than pellet mash. They’ve lived their entire lives in cages, in a gigantic shed, with the constant noise of thousands of other chickens.
These lovely, quirky ladies have never experienced sunshine on their feathers, grass under their feet, or the opportunity to stretch their wings.
Today we decided that could be no more, and we took them outside to discover the world that they should always have been able to experience.
After more than six months, the girls have put on weight and grown their full feathers, to see how they’re doing please watch:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Kh1V…
Please support Edgar’s Mission and all that they do to help animals like Queenie, Belle and Ruby. www.edgarsmission.org.au
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"Vegans are just trying to brainwash you."
We’re trying to fix the brainwashing that society has done & educate people on the horrors of the meat & dairy industries.
We’re trying to correct the years of damage that people have done to the planet by thinking that eating animals is the official way of life.
Another step for animals!
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You did not fail treatments. The treatments failed you.
Your illness is not your fault, you did not cause this.
You are not a failure. You are a warrior.