15-Year-Old Boy Knows Grinding Up Chicks Is Wrong

Meet 15-year-old Dylan Nauertz. Like most kids, he cares about animals, including his good friend Richard, a rooster he loves to visit and take care of at Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary.

He was shocked when he found out what the Canadian egg industry does to millions of male chicks every single year. Because they can’t lay eggs, male chicks are of no use to the egg industry — so they are ground up alive in giant grinding machines or suffocated in trash bags when they are just a few days old.

See for yourself. Here is a video showing the standard egg industry practice of grinding up baby chicks:

Dylan knew he had to be a voice for chickens like Richard, so he started this petition calling on Egg Farmers of Canada to stop grinding up baby chicks.

The good news is that there is already a clear alternative to shredding baby chicks. In-ovo sexing allows hatcheries to determine the sex of an egg just a couple days after it’s been laid. This new technology is being adopted by the egg industries in Germany and the United States but not in Canada.

Until Egg Farmers of Canada prohibits this horrifying practice, egg factory farmers in the country will continue grinding up millions of these tiny, helpless creatures every single year!

Animals like Richard should not be ground up alive simply because they’re male.

Please sign and share Dylan’s petition calling on Egg Farmers of Canada to stop killing baby chicks.