30,000 Baby Chicks Die in Nova Scotia Barn Fire

According to CTV News, around 30,000 chicks died in a Nova Scotia barn fire early Sunday morning.

It took fire officials from seven different departments to extinguish the three-story barn in Sheffield Mills. Jeffrey Skaling, the Canning fire chief, commented to CTV Atlantic that the barn started to collapse just 10 minutes after the firefighters arrived, adding that the fire was large and the breeze made it “a very fast, aggressive fire.

Bystander Donna Taylor, who watched the fire, told CTV, “All I could think about was the poor little chickens in there.

Being burned alive is a terrible fate.

Methane and ammonia gases released by farmed animals contribute to barn fires, according to Farm and Food Care Ontario. “Corroded electrical components, exacerbated by the gases produced by livestock is the leading cause of devastating barn fires.

Unfortunately, barn fires are more common than you might think. Data from Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal shows barn fires involving animals average 71 a year, causing countless fatalities. The United States averages more than 1,200 barn fires each year.

Earlier this year, an overnight barn fire at Van Boekel Farms, a pig farm in Oxford County, Ontario, killed over 3,000 pigs. Just a month later, 5,000 pigs burned alive in a massive barn fire in Wayne Township, Ohio.

Farmed animals feel fear and pain just like the dogs and cats we love at home. But tragically, thousands of them perish every year in barn fires.

While numerous efforts have been undertaken to force factory farmers to install sprinklers to protect animals, the industry has pushed back, claiming this measure would be too costly. Clearly the industry cares only about profits.

Whether killed in a barn fire or a slaughterhouse, farmed animals are subjected to unspeakable cruelties: extreme confinement, brutal mutilations, and violent deaths.

See for yourself.

You can help spare animals from horrid living conditions and brutal deaths by ditching meat, dairy, and eggs for kinder, healthier, and more environmentally friendly vegan alternatives!