Don't overlook the cruel treatment of chickens

July 05, 2011

Whenever The Sun does an article on the myriad of problems with huge chicken farms ( "Big chicken: downsized," July 5), you never mention one of the most glaring problems: that of animal cruelty, millions of birds crammed into tiny cages from birth till death never seeing the light of day or experiencing the joy of smelling clean fresh air while walking around a barnyard. More and more people are demanding humane (and healthier) ways to raise our food as evidenced by purchasing decisions at the grocery store. Why do you guys totally ignore that aspect when you discuss problems with large poultry farming? It is a glaring omission on your part of an otherwise balanced assessment of poultry factory farms.

Ann Roberts, Lutherville

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