The poultry industry is no stranger to protest action from those concerned about the conditions under which chickens are raised. This footage was filmed secretly in 2003 in a farm that raises thousands of broiler chickens annually. The film was taken by a group called Auckland Animal Action to show that, because the chickens grow rapidly, some have difficulty in walking properly because of inadequately developed bones, and some die. However, a report commissioned by the Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand in 2005 found that the welfare of broilers in New Zealand was high by international standards.
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