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Learn the Truth About Chicken

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:00am
Learn the Truth About Chicken

The ASPCA is excited to announce the launch of a new farm animal campaign focusing on the plight of chickens raised for meat (often called “broiler” chickens). Roughly 8.5 billion chickens are raised in the U.S. annually, most on squalid factory farms where there is no government oversight of their treatment.

The issue is not just the treatment of chickens, though: it’s that modern chickens are selectively bred to grow so large, so fast, that they struggle to simply move or stand.

Today’s chickens are bred to have such massive and disproportionate bodies that they often collapse and spend most of their lives lying helplessly in their own waste. Many have open wounds, which act as gateways to infections that can be passed on to people. Don't be fooled: Most chickens who wind up on American dinner plates bear no resemblance to the healthy-looking, active birds you may have been led to expect.

The ASPCA is calling on the chicken industry to do better—but to make sure they’re paying attention, we need to show them that people like you care about how chickens are raised, too.

Visit TruthAboutChicken.org to learn more, then add your voice to the chorus of concerned Americans asking the chicken industry to change its inhumane practices.

By insisting on slower-growing chickens and better conditions, we can reduce suffering and raise healthier birds who may be less likely to spread dangerous infections like salmonella. But to get the chicken industry to move in the right direction, they need to see that people like you are paying attention—and counting on the industry to do what’s right for chickens and consumers.

We need you on our side: Please tell the chicken industry it’s time for slower-growing chickens raised in safer, more humane conditions. Speak out today by adding your name to our Truth About Chicken petition.

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Sandra

Supporting the farmers isn't the issue. We understand animals are raised for food, but the conditions in which they live their lives don't have to be disgusting and painful in order for them to be food. Farmers don't care, they want huge volume so they can make their huge pay, and the animals make no difference to them at all. Anyone can raise animals or plants for food, you don't have to have farmers.

richard

where did god say to have chicken wings on sunday , loser

jon707

if you feel this way then go support a farm website and stop bashing the aspca on their home turf.....most farms in this country have gone corporate and they are not known for their kindness and generosity...you can see plenty of evidence of the absolute and hateful torturous life these animals are forced to live..it is a shameful criminal act of brutal disregard for life.

jon707

if you feel this way then go support a farm website and stop bashing the aspca on their home turf.....most farms in this country have gone corporate and they are not known for their kindness and generosity...you can see plenty of evidence of the absolute and hateful torturous life these animals are forced to live..it is a shameful criminal act of brutal disregard for life.

Kerry

Have you actually toured the chicken farms in Georgia? Maybe you are a chicken farmer? Either way, you might want to see for yourself (if they will even let you inside one of their chicken warehouses), make sure you check out the way they treat the male chicks too while you are there. They put them in shredders while still alive. So humane, NOT!

Kerry

Have you actually toured the chicken farms in Georgia? Maybe you are a chicken farmer? Either way, you might want to see for yourself (if they will even let you inside one of their chicken warehouses), make sure you check out the way they treat the male chicks too while you are there. They put them in shredders while still alive. So humane, NOT!

Kerry

Have you actually toured the chicken farms in Georgia? Maybe you are a chicken farmer? Either way, you might want to see for yourself (if they will even let you inside one of their chicken warehouses), make sure you check out the way they treat the male chicks too while you are there. They put them in shredders while still alive. So humane, NOT!

Sharron Allen

Your rudeness will only make matters worse while trying to get your point across. I do appreciate farmers, I do not appreciate anyone who would knowingly abuse any animal including chickens. Makes me not want to eat any. I sure do not like eating anything that is given some chemical to make them grow faster. It is not a normal thing. By the way I have a life.

John

Non knowledgable? Your southern education is showing! Maybe you need to get a life

Maria

Actually Maria your wrong, do your research and watch Food INC.

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