I've lived in the country all my life and have seen first hand how people CAN treat creatures without intentional cruelty or malice that would still look horrific and shocking to a non-farm person. What your brother had to do could very well have been the most merciful end for those chickens..
What I wonder about is this.. would those who behave in the way pictured in this video, so callous and cruel towards a helpless creature that suffers and feels fear and pain.. do they become inured to the suffering of all creatures, human included.
Is that a video they could take home and show their work to their family with pride or would they be ashamed?? Would their loved ones look back at them with love or disgust?
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists