Poultry slaughterhouse workers perform one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. Those on the “live hang” line, whose job is to hang conscious birds upside-down on moving shackles, are particularly at risk for developing occupational injuries and illnesses. Eliminating the live hanging of chickens and turkeys would improve both worker safety and animal welfare.
The Humane Society of the United States, "An HSUS Report: Human Health Implications of Live Hang of Chickens and Turkeys on Slaughterhouse Workers" (2006). ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH. 10.