The CBC is reporting today that a video has been released that shows further evidence of appalling treatment of chicks at a Maple Leaf Foods processing plant. Some chicks are cooked alive, and several are pushed into a macerator while still alive. What is particularly troubling is this line: Using a macerator to euthanize chicks is an accepted industry practice and considered humane according to industry guidelines. The guidelines were written by a group that includes industry, researchers and government. I can’t bear to watch the video. I suspect this is simply the tip of the iceberg: How much of this practice exists in other plants that is not reported?