Chicks drowned by farmers
A bankrupt Russian poultry farm drowned its fuzzy day-old chicks by the hundreds of thousands in garbage cans this week and posted videos of the slaughter online in a bid to attract state aid.
The videos posted on YouTube showed sobbing factory workers chucking trays full of peeping, yellow chicks into rusty barrels and drowning them alive in freezing water.
Older birds were shown frantically flapping as they were dumped from garbage trucks into snowy fields and left to freeze to death.
The head of the Krasnaya Polyana poultry farm said it has been forced to slaughter over one million chickens after it ran out of money for feed.