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Ninety-six baby chicks destined for slaughter were heroically saved by the Santuario Gaia team in Spain. Known as broiler chickens, these adorable animals were in the process of being fattened up for meat.  The term “broilers” refers to chickens who have been genetically selected to grow so fast, that within as little as forty days, they’re big enough to be sold at market. In the team’s Facebook post, they explain that while the chick’s bodies are the adult-sized, they still “chirp like babies.”

Thanks to the hard work of Santuario Gaia, these chicks will get to learn what it means to be chickens!

96 Broiler Chicks Rescued From SlaughterThe team put the chicks in cardboard boxes and brought them to safety. 96 Broiler Chicks Rescued From SlaughterUnfortunately, some of these chicks have severe deformities and will need to undergo surgery and rehabilitation. Thankfully they’re in the care of Santuario Gaia! 

96 Broiler Chicks Rescued From Slaughter

We’re so happy these chickens will finally have a chance at freedom and happiness.

96 Broiler Chicks Rescued From Slaughter

We are so glad that these 96 little ones will get the chance to experience a happy life in the sanctuary and never have to worry about being exploited by humans. To follow these chicks on their road to recovery, follow Santuario Gaia’s Facebook page.

All image source: Santuario Gaia



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19 comments on “So Epic! 96 Broiler Chicks Rescued From Slaughter in the Nick of Time (PHOTOS)”

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Harmijntje Oostenbrug-bos
9 Months Ago

Thank you!


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Char Hutch
9 Months Ago

So happy they were rescued ❤️


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Jason Kinnear
9 Months Ago

You idiots.. those chickens will die a slow and painful death now... they are selected to gain weight quickly and become obese. Their legs and internal organs will not be able to come with their weight and they will die!!! This breed is created by humans.. as food. If you have a problem with it you need to kill the entire breed and stop factory farming.. not 'rescue' them.. they have only a short life of suffering and pain and pain and heartache for the dumb people who are trying to be kind to them.


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Vicky Ellis
01 Mar 2016

Jason you are right as far as the breed is genetically selected for meat etc but wrong they will be in pain. Their weight can be carefully managed. In the broiler shed they have access to food 24/7 ad lib, the lights are kept on permanently as chickens are photosensitive and won't eat when dark. I know of rescued broilers that have lived between 4 and 7 years. Yes not as long as maybe other breeds of chickens, but not an unhappy life. They learn to adapt and cope, they can rest at ease and will have night and day. Don't be so aggressive and negative.

Vicky Ellis
01 Mar 2016

Jason you are right as far as the breed is genetically selected for meat etc but wrong they will be in pain. Their weight can be carefully managed. In the broiler shed they have access to food 24/7 ad lib, the lights are kept on permanently as chickens are photosensitive and won't eat when dark. I know of rescued broilers that have lived between 4 and 7 years. Yes not as long as maybe other breeds of chickens, but not an unhappy life. They learn to adapt and cope, they can rest at ease and will have night and day. Don't be so aggressive and negative.

Jason Kinnear
01 Mar 2016

So so sorry... lets keep saving them.. maybe we can have hundreds and thousands of them to live out their lives? Why? This is not the answer and its just about making people feel good about THEMSELVES. You have to stave these chickens to keep them at a healthy weight.. you want to live you entire life hungry and starving? The answer is for people to lobby to stop this kind of farming and breeding of chickens. Don't be so stupid and childish.

Jason Kinnear
01 Mar 2016

So so sorry... lets keep saving them.. maybe we can have hundreds and thousands of them to live out their lives? Why? This is not the answer and its just about making people feel good about THEMSELVES. You have to stave these chickens to keep them at a healthy weight.. you want to live you entire life hungry and starving? The answer is for people to lobby to stop this kind of farming and breeding of chickens. Don't be so stupid and childish.

Vicky Ellis
01 Mar 2016

No saving a few birds won't change the world over night But it makes a huge difference to those birds that are saved. So what if people feel good about themselves, good for them, better a bit of self congratulation than participating in animal abuse. There are special diets the chickens can have that will make them feel full and they will only feel hungry if their stomachs stretch, which it won't as they wont be eating 24/7. I don't get why you're so angry, I find your attitude pertaining to that of a spoit brat.

Vicky Ellis
01 Mar 2016

No saving a few birds won't change the world over night But it makes a huge difference to those birds that are saved. So what if people feel good about themselves, good for them, better a bit of self congratulation than participating in animal abuse. There are special diets the chickens can have that will make them feel full and they will only feel hungry if their stomachs stretch, which it won't as they wont be eating 24/7. I don't get why you're so angry, I find your attitude pertaining to that of a spoit brat.

Ana Lazuen Garay
01 Mar 2016

They will feed them with greens and fruits no chicken dry food to control their diet !!!!!!!!and if the dye they will do it with love and not killed by a machine !!

RhonaCorinne Friedland
02 Mar 2016

i rescued a broiler chicken .... if you limit their food and don't overfeed them, make sure they are well hydrated, and let them have plenty of walking and activities around a safe area, they can live a normal life ... i created a blog for her and she is, thank G-d, beautiful and thriving: https://carnationroserescuechicken.wordpress.com/

RhonaCorinne Friedland
02 Mar 2016

i rescued a broiler chicken .... if you limit their food and don't overfeed them, make sure they are well hydrated, and let them have plenty of walking and activities around a safe area, they can live a normal life ... i created a blog for her and she is, thank G-d, beautiful and thriving: https://carnationroserescuechicken.wordpress.com/

Tshering Delma
9 Months Ago

Good karma


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Kiki Milej
9 Months Ago

Fantastic rescue!


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Lorraine Baxter
9 Months Ago

Great news !


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Margarita V Lopez
9 Months Ago

Vegans, please, don't forget to donate! Santuario Gaia.


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Margarita V Lopez
9 Months Ago


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Carola Turunen
9 Months Ago

<3


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Shelley Edgerton
9 Months Ago

Thats just great!!!


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