An animal rights group has released shocking video showing scenes of cruelty and torture carried out by workers at one of the largest egg production facilities in Australia. Animal Liberation released undercover footage showing workers at the Bridgewater Poultry farm in Victoria abusing laying hens deemed no longer valuable. During the footage, workers can be seen slamming chickens to the floor, attempting to dropkick them and breaking their necks for their own amusement. “I hate it when their heads come off,” one female worker says in the clip. “Yeah it feels good, look,” a second worker replies. One worker can also be seen violently handling chickens while removing them from the tiny cages in which they are being held. “This video follows the largely unseen story of the egg industry’s standard practice of culling ‘spent’ layer hens (a.k.a ‘depopulation’),” the group said in a statement. “Depopulation is conducted once hens reach approximately 18 months of age (12 months of laying) as their egg production slows and are therefore deemed no longer economically viable. “This reality is the same for cage...