The egg industry grinds baby male chicks alive because they’re “useless.”
“As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour towards creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.”
― Isaac Bashevis Singer, Enemies, A Love Story, Nobel Prize, 1978
Neither their innocence nor their helplessness merit any consideration from the factory farming system where animals are mere cogs in a gigantic and impersonal money machine. How much does this brutalize the humans who carry out these tasks day and day out, obviously out of desperation and sheer necessity? That is also carefully hidden from view.