Received anonymously by activists in Ireland:

"BROILER FARM RAID and CHICKEN (RUN) LIBERATION IN COUNTY KILDARE. "Ginger and Rocky set free."

Early on Friday morning the premises of Enfield Broiler Breeders in Celbridge was entered by Animal Liberation Front activists.(ALF)

Five massively overcrowded tin sheds held thousands of grossly overfed chickens, nearing their slaughter age of 42 days. Struggling birds were crammed together lying in their own excrement on the ground. Many could not stand . Their legs which do not keep pace with their rapidly growing body weight often buckle and snap under the strain of supporting it.There are 68 million broiler birds reared here annually, millions suffer painfull leg disorders.

In contrast the 'breeding flock' are fed tiny rations to slow growth rate, these in contrast suffer chronic hunger.
These 'broiler birds' are fed drugs to grow more quickly and increase weight and overfed to increase breeders profits, no concern is given to the suffering inflicted on them.
The flightless birds live their short lives without ever seeing daylight or feeling grass beneath their feet. The sight on opening the shed doors was one of gross cruelty and neglect.Farm staff only enter the sheds to remove the dead birds, feeding is automated.

'TWO SAD COMPANIONS LAY HUDDLED IN THE CORNER. WE THOUGHT THEY WERE DEAD AS THEY DID NOT MOVE WHEN WE TOUCHED THEM. THEY SEEMED OBLIVIOUS TO US AND PROPPED EACH OTHERS HEAVY BODIES UP. WE LIFTED THE HEAVY WARM BODIES AND GENTLY CARRIED THEM AWAY TO FREEDOM , MERELY AS A TOKEN TO THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WE WERE UNABLE TO SAVE.'

Ginger and Rocky (as we named them after the characters in the film Chicken Run), are now free. They will live the remainder of their lives in natural surroundings without exploitation and suffering.

Attachments to this email shows them adjusting to fresh air, grass and the freedom to just 'be'.

Also shown is an activist holding Ginger.

(Bite Back Magazine has not received these photos, but if we come across them, we will post them. - BB)

*A legal attempt to end factory broilers has failed in the High Court.Commercial interests were put ahead of animal needs.
The ALF will continue the battle on behalf of other species until all are free. We will be entering other abuse establishments and increasing our efforts to highlight other intensive farming practices.We will be urging other groups to call on the Department of Agriculture, the ISPCA and Gardai to investigate breaches of the Law that require animals to be treated in a way that promotes 'a positive state of well being'.
*Enfield Broiler Farm, Hazeltatch Road. Celbridge Co kildare.est 1974,
Owned by Janice and John Mawer.(directors), also they are directors of Glengarm Hatcheries in Co.Monaghan,
Ph 01 6288438 "