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Published September 04, 2009, 12:00 AM

Separating the chicks

Male chicks are separated from females at Hy-Line North America’s hatchery in Spencer, Iowa, in this image made from video and provided Tuesday by Mercy for Animals. An animal welfare group is calling on the nation’s largest grocery store chains to post warnings on egg cartons that unwanted male chicks are ground up alive, after videotaping the common industry practice at an Iowa egg hatchery. Associated Press / Mercy for Animals
Read the article: Ag industry goes on defense over grinding of chicks