debeak


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debeak

vb (tr)
(Veterinary Science) to remove part of the beak of poultry to reduce the risk of such habits as feather-picking or cannibalism
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Their beef is with the Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant chain, which People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says uses suppliers who debeak and declaw the chickens without anesthesia.
You debeak an animal; you put an animal in a cage, it can't turn around, it can't dust bath, it has no access to fresh air, every natural instinct is frustrated except they're being fed 24 hours a day, and you call that humane.
Since dead chickens don't make a profit, it's a common practice to debeak the birds to make life easier in the crowded warehouse.