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The Horrors of Chicken Farms

Ozzie Mascarenhas SJ, Ph.D.
June 29, 2015
SKU:
BUS-003993
Region: 
North America
Topic: 
Strategy & General Management, Ethics & Social Justice, Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, Marketing & Sales, Operations
Length: 
7 pages
Keywords: 
Chickens, animals, animal, processing, advancing, induced, age, increasing, raising chickens, fast food, Ozzie, Oswald, Masc, Ma, Mascarenhas
Student Price: 
Free
Cases in Corporate Ethics 4.2: Chickens, referred to as “broilers” by the industry, arrive at the grow-out facility where they will spend the next few weeks of their short lives. As is standard industry practice, these birds are genetically manipulated to rapidly grow from tiny hatchlings into obese, adult-sized chickens in a matter of a few weeks. This abnormally ast growth commonly causes birds to collapse under their own weight