Is Animal Torture a Good Business Model?

business_ethics_highlights_2The treatment of animals on factory farms is often horrific. But our animal welfare laws are deeply inconsistent, and most consumers are in denial. >>>

To Kill a Chicken (Nicholas Kristof, New York Times)

IF you torture a single chicken and are caught, you’re likely to be arrested. If you scald thousands of chickens alive, you’re an industrialist who will be lauded for your acumen.

That’s my conclusion after reviewing video footage taken by an undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals, an animal rights group. The investigator said he worked for two months in a North Carolina poultry slaughterhouse and routinely saw chickens have their legs or wings broken, sometimes repeatedly — or, worse, be scalded to death….

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