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September 25, 2018 - Vox

How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence

How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence
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Most Americans don’t know how many chickens are raised on factory farms: up to 50 billion a year

As North Carolina cleans up from the damage wrought by Hurricane Florence, the scale of the devastation is now coming into focus — including to victims who usually get less attention in disasters like this. 

North Carolina’s Department of Agriculture last week issued a livestock casualty report: 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence.

VA: Quite simply, chickens are the most abused animals on the planet, reports PETA. The vast majority of these animals spend their lives in total confinement—from the moment they hatch until the day they are killed.

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