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<div class="quote-block">On the night of January 28, members of the Australian activist group Animal Liberation Victoria entered [ILLEGALLY!] a KFC chicken supplier facility about 40 minutes north of Melbourne. Their intent was to document conditions and to rescue as many sick and injured chickens as they could from the 160,000-bird factory farm. They were not prepared for what they saw.<br><br><br><br>
The rescue team found tens of thousands of birds, still babies at a mere few weeks of age, crammed into a long barren shed. Many of the birds suffered from broken limbs and organ failure from their unnaturally large sizethey had been bred and drugged to grow at a rate many times faster than nature intended, and their bodies just couldnt keep up. Corpses of the birds who could not endure littered the floor, and the survivors were forced to live amid those bodies.<br><br><br><br>
The rescue team documented conditions (see the photos and video on this page) and took as many of the birds with them as they could carry20 in all. Only two of the birds could walkand then only barely. The others could not stand because of the severity of their obesity and crippling injuries. A veterinarian determined that immediate euthanasia was the only option for the majority of the birds. Only two of the hens were able to survive for even a short while despite medical care.<br><br><br><br>
Conditions in such facilities are designed to cause the birds to grow as quickly as possible, heath consequences be damned, and to allow the birds only as much consideration as is necessary to keep most of them alive (a percentage of mortality is factored into the profit margin) and growing for six or seven weeks, at which point they are slaughtered. As the rescuers learned, factory-raised birds have trouble surviving much past this datetheir abuse is simply too severe.</div>
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For more information go to: <a href="http://www.alv.org.au/rescues/0302broiler/0302broiler.htm" target="_blank">http://www.alv.org.au/rescues/0302br...302broiler.htm</a><br><br>
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It is illegal (don't know about Australia), the laws just aren't enforced and those that break them are not held accountable. God bless ALF and others that have the courage to open up a can of AR whoop ass on these places!<br><br>
Hello all ;0)
 

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what is illegal aksjg? There are no animal rights laws that protect farm animals in the united states. Are there laws in australia that I'm not aware about? If these chickens had been dogs or cats then that would have been a different story. It's criminal to abuse a cat but it's fine to mistreat a chicken.
 

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Wow- sorry. I was under the impression there are at the very least sanitation standards that would be violated in the situation you described. I shall revisit the USDA guidelines on humane treatment of livestock... No offense intended :0) I'll check it out...
 

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I concede. I was under the impression that chickens were included under the humane transport and slaughter law, but it appears that only cows, pigs, and lambs are protected there. There are only "recommended guidelines" for the transport and slaughter of chickens and turkeys. I'm not sure what standards or "laws" they have in Australia- Here's a quote from PETA regarding the laws that DO exist for factory farmed animals:<br><br><br><br>
"Animals raised for food in the United States have little legal protection on farms or during transportation. Federal law says that in slaughterhouses, cows, pigs, and lambs must be stunned before their throats are slit, yet the law is largely industry-regulated, and there is rarely any penalty for violating it.
 

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Also, each state dept. of agriculture develops the statutes related to animal welfare. That's why gestation crates are now being phased out in Florida. That is now LAW. How well it will be enforced is another matter.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure there are state statutes that define animal cruelty as it relates to chickens in each state, too.<br><br><br><br>
Here are some that would relate directly to the situation you described, had it occurred in Illinois:<br><br><br><br>
The Dead Animal Disposal Act is in relation to the collection and disposal of bodies or parts of bodies of dead animals, poultry, or fish, or used cooking grease and oils. Any person caring for an animal, poultry, or fish which has died shall not allow the body or parts of the body to lie about the premises. Such body or parts of the body shall be properly disposed of within 24 hours as prescribed by regulations of the Department of Agriculture. This act provides for provisions for composting of poultry, fish and swine.<br><br><br><br>
The Humane Care for Animals Act is designed to ensure owners of all animals must provide the proper food, water, and shelter for animals. This law also prohibits organized animal fighting. The Illinois Department of Agriculture responds to legitimate complaints from citizens of suspected mistreatment or neglect of animals.
 

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i have this sudden urge to make up some nasty stickers to paste all over the KFC near my work. once i have a couple bucks to spare i might go pick up some blank stickers for the printer and do just that. wish i had colour ink.<br><br><br><br>
is it illegal to distribute flyers on car windshields without some kind of permit? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br>
is it illegal to distribute flyers on car windshields without some kind of permit? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Heh, it ought to be since it's private property, not a free advertising medium for others to use, or to even touch without permission for that matter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
FWIW, I'd snap if I caught someone putting anything on my vehicle.
 

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It's legal to put parking tickets on the windshield...... disguise them as parking tickets, LF. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Kurm, yep.. but you accept that, and agree to that, as part of your privilege to operate a vehicle within the motor vehicle act. There's a difference. In the case above, no consent or authorization has been given to touch that property. Similar to politicians may not put up their election signs on my lawn without my specific permission. It's not your property. You have no right to touch it. It's really that simple.
 

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I'm unsure of the law regarding windshield junk mail in my country (although we discussed it in the Marketing module of a Small Business Management course). I would never use that method anyway; it creates too much litter (that's one problem I have with being in a demonstration that hands stuff out; people take it then just drop it (although we pick it all up)).<br><br><br><br>
With Politicians here, there are strict laws regarding election signs on telegraph poles/public property. Of course, these laws are ignored by them and nothing is ever done (it's ironic to see so many posters for the Greens all over the place).
 
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