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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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MIKE

YOU MUST BE IN BRED YOU ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED PERSON EVER TO MAKE A COMMENT.

MIKE

YOU MUST BE IN BRED YOU ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED PERSON EVER TO MAKE A COMMENT.

Penny

Sharon you need to get your facts straight. I know a factory chicken farmer and what the ASPCA and others say about the treatment of chickens is absolutely true. Not only that, I've seen the film taken bt undercover investigaters and it's horrifying what these animals endure. If you're talking about a few organic/family farms, fine. That's not what feeds America.

Bob

Yo as long as my chicken is fried, i dont care how they are raised...........

Peter

Given your scares supporting documentation, excuse me for believing the ASPCA and calling your comment crap.

Fil

Cultured meat....

cindy

I think they are talking about the huge chicken growers not the small farms. I would hope you would want what is best for all chickens.

Jackie Dorman

We are not talking Farmers who may or may not have a flock, we are talking about Corporate Chicken, where the animal is but a rung up the ladder to bigger and better profits.

betsy S

Or if you want to eat meat, support your local organic farm. I get my chicken from Chestnut Farm, and I've visited the farm myself and seen how the birds live

http://www.wickedlocal.com/arlington/features/x644696943/Guest-column-Eggs-tra-special-farms-at-Arlington-Farmers-Market

(that's a picture of the layers, but the meat birds also have a good setup)

Maribel

I think we should treat animal we respect even do the we eat chicken but no to keep them cage and abuse

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