& # 39; Hate it when their heads come loose & # 39 ;: graphic images reveal disgusting cruelty at an egg farm – workers are caught kicking, throwing and abusing chickens
- Eau the empty workers hit chickens on the concrete for fun, mutilating them
- A man laughs when he breaks a bird's neck and throws him down to jerk helplessly
- & # 39; Oh, what are you doing to pull off his fucking head? & # 39; a worker complains
- One man flatters a chicken with his hand through the room, another steps on a chicken
- One of the largest supermarket contracts for egg producers in Australia has been canceled
Shocking scenes of animal abuse have been revealed in secret shots that have been leaked by a whistleblower at one of Australia's largest egg producers.
Animal rights group Animal Liberation released the images on Monday as part of a film about clearing eggs from chickens with goose bumps at the end of their useful lives.
The footage shows a worker kicking and bumbling on a chicken.
Birds are picked up several times by the different men in the images and thrown vigorously on the hard concrete floor – some of them seem to have been nicely maimed for fun.
One worker throws a chicken in the air and flatters it with his hand through the room while another tries to drop a defenseless bird.
Another worker breaks the neck of a chicken while he laughs about it while showing his colleagues.
A worker complains after a colleague has broken the neck of a chicken and laughed when it collided
& # 39; I hate it when their heads let go & # 39 ;, an employee on the video says it.
& # 39; Yes, it feels good, look, & # 39; the other worker answers.
He then breaks the chicken's neck, throws it on the floor, and laughs while his body rubs.
& # 39; Oh you are cruel & # 39 ;, says the other worker.
& # 39; Oh, what are you doing to pull off his fucking head? & # 39; another employee complains.
The video shows at least half a dozen workers who cruelly abuse chickens at Bridgewater Poultry Farm in Victoria.
Bridgewater once supplied eggs to large supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths and sells under the Loddon Valley Eggs, Victorian Fresh Eggs and Country Fresh Eggs labels.
A worker forcefully throws a defenseless chicken on the hard floor, mutilating it for entertainment
At its peak, the farm comprised around 10 percent of the national egg market, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Daily Mail Australia contacted Bridgewater Poultry for a response and was forwarded to a PR company, but they did not respond in time for publication.
Campaign for the liberation of animals, Rosko Osbourne, said the images were submitted to Animal Liberation by an anonymous whistleblower.
Mr. Osbourne said that when egg farms depopulate their chickens & # 39; – either because they are at the end of their one-year working life or because a factory or other problem has affected the factory – they hire many contract workers.
& # 39; They don't get the one coming in for much money & # 39 ;, he told Daily Mail Australia on Monday.
Mr Osbourne said that they can be anyone, including those who are fresh from prison and enjoy violence that is normalized by the people in the area who assume that no one will ever be caught.
& # 39; It's hard to tell if it happens all the time, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; European and American images are the same. & # 39;
Both Coles and Woolworths stopped stocking Bridgewater Poultry eggs this year.
Workers mistreat egg-laying chickens at Bridgewater Poultry Farm in Victoria for being caught for mass murder with carbon dioxide gas when the farm was placed in quarantine following an outbreak of a disease. The destructive images were filmed from April to mid-May.
& # 39; Woolworths takes animal welfare incredibly seriously and works with its suppliers to maintain the highest standards & # 39 ;, said a Woolworths Daily Mail Australia spokesperson in an email statement on Monday.
Bridgewater Poultry is owned by a group of farmers, including Tony Nesci, the president of Egg Group of the Victorian farmers' organization.
Mr. Nesci told it Sydney Morning Herald that the workers who mistreated the animals were contractors hired when the farm was placed in quarantine over an outbreak of disease.
According to Nesci, he was shocked by the images and accused the behavior of the contractors.
Daily Mail Australia emailed Mr. Nesci and the Victorian Farmers Federation for comment but could not reach it in time for publication.
Animal Liberation said they reported the Victoria Police case.
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