DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2018.03.003
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Avi Pinkas

Abstract: Transportation of spent laying hens causes them severe suffering. HAI-MESHEK (The Israeli Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals) looked for ways to decrease the suffering and finally developed the solution. Spent laying hens are brutally taken out of the cages, and with broken legs and chests pressed into small boxes for transportation to the slaughterhouse. Removing all hens from the cages, transportation, waiting in the slaughterhouse and slaughtering all hens is a long and hard-suffering tim…

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