Duck Slaughterhouse Horrors: Ducks Remain Alive Long After Slaughter
Apart from chickens, more ducks are slaughtered for meat than any other land animal. This results in three billion ducks who are slaughtered every year around the world.
What can be seen here is a common way to kill ducks in a slaughterhouse. These metal vessels, also called 'killing cones', are designed to cramp helpless birds inside, cut their throats and let them bleed to death.
The myth of immediate death
There is a myth that animals who are slaughtered don't feel pain since they die immediately. As this video from Sentient shows, the animals are still fully conscious for a longer period of time. The helpless ducks are left to bleed slowly, as they fight to get out of the cones. Some ducks try to fold their necks in order to stop the bleeding, and some of them end up succeeding and enter the defeathering machine alive.
Sadly, the myth of a humane slaughter is well thought out marketing strategy that does not reflect reality. In reality, animals who are slaughtered face immense violence and pain.
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