This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Ban the practice of live male chicks being killed by grinding and suffocating
Every year in the UK 40m male chicks are ground, gassed or suffocated alive because their gender means they can't lay eggs.
This practice is barbaric and hidden from the public. According to Viva 66% of British people are unaware but when they found out 69% say it should be banned.
The practice is well documented and covered in the press.
This is a recent article by Chas Newkey-Burdan in the Guardian -
Our right wing press have been just as disgusted -
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