Note to self: Never look at Tumblr unless I’m fully caught up on every show/book/movie/thing that I could possibly care about.
This is the first time that I’ve been upset about being spoiled because, goddamn it, I was so looking forward to that moment and being surprised when it finally happened.
It takes this foam over 15 minutes to suffocate chickens. It’s an “American invention” by Kifco, a manufacturer of irrigation equipment in Illinois. Note the humans in white suits standing in the windows. This is a “free range” farm, because they are not in individual cages, so the FDA allows the packaging of their dead flesh to be sold as “free range.” Happy chickens, humane farming - all so that one can feel good about their purchase packaging of animals.
More info: http://www.avi-foam.com/why.php
what the fuck
This foam—”Avi-Foam”—is used to control disease outbreaks, not to routinely slaughter chickens for food use. It’s used when a large population is diseased. Any chickens killed this way would be assumed infected and not let anywhere near the food supply chain.
Yes, it still is an terrible and tragic thing to do. But this is used to protect other chickens from getting sick and to reduce the risk of avian flu spreading to humans.
And, yes, that there is a need for this product is certainly a sign of a screwed up system.
NBC News article