I know why this was news; it was the headline.
Store wants to shock chickens to death for customers
Just too good, and I figured the story would be as ho-hum. But skimming through it I find:
Every morning, the chickens are given a fatal electric shock, de-feathered, cleaned, cut, and put on the shelves.Doesn't it sound like some kind of chicken hell? Getting shocked, plucked, and cut up every morning? Then, next day, it starts over. Poor chickens, wondering what they possibly could have done to deserve this. What sins are available to a chicken anyway? You need opposable thumbs to commit all the big transgressions.