Groups, lawmakers push Obama administration to improve humane slaughter of chickens

  • by: FREDERIC J. FROMMER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 29, 2014 - 10:30 AM

WASHINGTON — Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally dropped alive into scalding tanks every year.

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