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November 11, 2019 - The Atlantic

The Human Cost of Chicken Farming

The Human Cost of Chicken Farming
Credit: Aussie Farms

Leah Garcés is still a little bewildered that she is working with poultry farmers. The longtime vegan and animal-rights activist is the president of Mercy for Animals, an influential nonprofit known for its investigations of factory farms.

Chickens and turkeys raised for eggs and meat live nasty, brutish, and short lives—a fact that has long been known to animal-welfare advocates and farmers, if not the omnivorous public.

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