Friday, January 24, 2014

chickens, the most abused animals

Professor John Webster, of the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Science, has said:

“Broilers are the only livestock that are in chronic pain for the last 20% of their lives. They don't move around, not because they are overstocked, but because it hurts their joints so much."

They are fed large amounts of antibiotics and drugs to keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them. The antibiotics make chickens grow so large, so fast that they often become crippled under their own weight. This reckless use of antibiotics also makes drugs less effective for treating humans by speeding up the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

A 3-ounce piece of skinless chicken breast meat has as much cholesterol as beef.

Chicken are the most abused farmed animals:
"I was almost knocked to the ground by the overpowering smell of feces and ammonia. My eyes burned and so did my lungs, and I could neither see nor breathe….There must have been thirty thousand chickens sitting silently on the floor in front of me. They didn’t move, didn’t cluck. They were almost like statues of chickens, living in nearly total darkness, and they would spend every minute of their six-week lives that way."
—Michael Specter, New Yorker,
You can stop this cruelty!
The food your choose every day, every meal
has huge consequences on animals, on the environment
and in your health!

chickens are crippled and in pain!
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