BRAZILIAN EGG FARMS
Sinergia Animal investigators documented shocking cruelty in egg farms in the region of Bastos, the largest egg-producing city in Brazil. Days-old chicks are forced to live in dirty cages inside sheds with high levels of ammonia. Dead chicks were found in cages, together with live ones. Older hens were founded in horrific conditions. They were suffering from infectious coryza, a disease that can easily be treated, but farmers seemed to neglect the health of the animals, and many lost their sight. In other modern and fully automated farms, farmers disrespected the recommendations of maximum densities and kept 12 hens in cages that could have a maximum of 10 animals. As a result, animals were forced to live immobilized for virtually their entire lives.