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Perdue Unveils a More Humane Chicken Slaughter Process

Birds can now go from farm to butcher’s knife without ever feeling human hands.

Chicken Perdue
Photographer: Perdue Farms

For a new generation of concerned consumers, every stop their food makes between farm and table matters.

In the not too distant past, chickens raised without antibiotics were a niche product. Now, they’re everywhere. The number of meat and poultry products making antibiotics-related claims rose 117 percent over the past three years, according to data from research firm Mintel.