This Is What a British Chicken Farm Looks Like

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This depressing new video shows what life is like for the vast majority of chickens raised for meat in Britain.

The footage was shot on a broiler farm in Norfolk. But there’s nothing unusual about what you see in this video. Millions of birds all over the UK are kept in similar conditions. Globally, intensive farms like this one account for around 70 per cent of all chicken meat production.

A typical broiler unit is a huge, barren, windowless shed that houses birds at a time. As chickens grow, they have less and less room in which to move. Often, they’re packed in so tightly that they can barely even spread their wings. The sound – and the smells – are overpowering.

Packed chicken farm

Many birds kept in these sheds become lame, making it painful for them to reach food and water or even to stand up. Sometimes, they get painful burns on their legs and feet from ammonia caused by the huge amounts of faeces piling up around them. Other chickens lose their feathers because of stress or malnutrition or after being pecked by other frustrated birds.

Dead chicken in broiler farm

A typical chicken in these conditions lives for only 6 weeks and never gets to see the outside world. As soon as frightened birds reach “slaughter weight”, they are packed into crates and driven to an abattoir, where their throats are slit.

Many people who eat chicken have never so much as seen a picture of the inside of a broiler farm. They have no idea about the immense suffering behind their food.

Please help open their eyes. Share this video with your meat-eating family and friends.

The best way to help these animals is to stop eating them. For more information about switching to foods that nobody had to suffer for, order one of our free vegan starter kits today.



  • Sally commented on September 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Tonight I finally decided I can never eat meat again

    • Kevin commented on September 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Well done Sally x

  • Michelle McGowan commented on September 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    What has the human race become stop this NOW!!!!!@

  • Michelle McGowan commented on September 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Sick sick sick

  • vanda playford commented on September 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Politicians are in league with food manufacturers. This diabolical cruelty can only be stopped if 1. enough people don’t buy the food and 2. enough politicians are prepared to stand up and be counted

  • Shirley commented on September 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I wish I hadn’t watched this video of these poor chickens and I’m so utterly disgusted that I’m not ever going to eat chicken again!!!.

  • Joy Langley commented on September 23, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I have signed petitions to end the dog/cat meat trade in China and Korea. Animals who are beaten, tortured and slaughteted inhumanely disgusts me and shouldn’t be happening.
    I am so shocked to find out that in England, British farm animals are being treated in the same way.
    How can this happen when we have the R.S.P.C.A and animal welfare laws? Why don’t the farmers who sell them to be killed, inspect the slaughterhouses and see for themselves if their animals are going to be treated fairly?
    These beautiful creatures have feelings and put their trust in humans to care for them.
    I hate animal cruelty.

  • Gregory Karas commented on September 23, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    these Scumbags, who run these type of business, should be treated the way that they are treating these poor animals, that goes for every country, including the USA, all these farms should be put out of business,everyone that has love for animals, and do not want to have them treated this way, should take a stand, NOW,we need to stop buying chicken from any store or butcher, or processing plant,and put Tyson chicken, and prude chicken and pride chicken buyers out of business,they care nothing about these animals, or the way that they are treated,lets create, a NO DEMAND,NO SUPPLY, NO BUSINESS,and we can help these animals.

  • Sara harold commented on September 24, 2016 at 10:22 am

    What was the date of the footgage

    • Dan commented on September 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Sara, the footage is from 2016

  • Mervyn lightning commented on September 24, 2016 at 11:42 am

    This is really sickening

  • latonya walker commented on September 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    hurts so bad…

  • Karen commented on September 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    The only way to help these animals and all animals is to go Vegan.
    There are no good farms
    There is no such thing as Humane Meat
    More than 150 Billion animals are murdered every year so that humans can fulfil their greed
    No excuses, is you say you love and care about animals, you should not eat meat.
    If you care about the starving people in the world, stop eating meat.
    If you care about the plant, stop eating meat.
    There are no excuses, Go Vegan

  • Muriel Servaege commented on November 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I haven’t eaten poultry for years and such videos make me happy about it.

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