Received anonymously by activists in Ireland:
"BROILER FARM RAID and CHICKEN (RUN) LIBERATION IN COUNTY KILDARE. "Ginger and Rocky set free."
Early on Friday morning the premises of Enfield Broiler Breeders in Celbridge was entered by Animal Liberation Front activists.(ALF)
Five massively overcrowded tin sheds held thousands of grossly overfed chickens, nearing their slaughter age of 42 days. Struggling birds were crammed together lying in their own excrement on the ground. Many could not stand . Their legs which do not keep pace with their rapidly growing body weight often buckle and snap under the strain of supporting it.There are 68 million broiler birds reared here annually, millions suffer painfull leg disorders.
In contrast the 'breeding
flock' are fed tiny rations to slow growth rate, these in contrast suffer
'TWO SAD COMPANIONS LAY HUDDLED IN THE CORNER. WE THOUGHT THEY WERE DEAD AS THEY DID NOT MOVE WHEN WE TOUCHED THEM. THEY SEEMED OBLIVIOUS TO US AND PROPPED EACH OTHERS HEAVY BODIES UP. WE LIFTED THE HEAVY WARM BODIES AND GENTLY CARRIED THEM AWAY TO FREEDOM , MERELY AS A TOKEN TO THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WE WERE UNABLE TO SAVE.'
Ginger and Rocky (as we named them after the characters in the film Chicken Run), are now free. They will live the remainder of their lives in natural surroundings without exploitation and suffering.
Attachments to this email shows them adjusting to fresh air, grass and the freedom to just 'be'.
Also shown is an activist holding Ginger.
(Bite Back Magazine has not received these photos, but if we come across them, we will post them. - BB)
*A legal attempt to end
factory broilers has failed in the High Court.Commercial interests were put
ahead of animal needs.