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National Chicken Month Takeover!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:30pm
National Chicken Month Takeover!

We have a soft spot for chickens: they’re feathery and friendly, curious and even cuddly. And did you know they experience REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, associated with dreaming? But nearly 9 billion birds in this country are not living a dream. They’re suffering on overcrowded, unsanitary factory farms, bred to grow in such rapid, unnatural ways that they often collapse and spend much of their lives lying in their own waste.

At the ASPCA, we’re fighting to change this—but we need your help.

The chicken-meat industry calls September National Chicken Month, so it’s the perfect time to use your voice and take a stand for more humanely raised, healthier chickens:
 

1.      Check out our new video, “The Professor,” to learn what’s gone wrong in chicken farming and what can be done about it:

2.      Demand more humanely raised chicken right where you shop…without even leaving home! Fill out our online grocery store request letter, and we’ll make sure your supermarket gets the message.
 

3.      Spread the word. Let your friends and family know that September is National Chicken Month and there’s a lot they can do to help! Join us on Friday, September 12 at 3:00 P.M. (Eastern time) for a special Twitter chat using the hashtag #ChickenMonth. And be sure to spread the word on your social channels using the sample post below!

Chickens suffer on factory farms and they deserve better! Join @ASPCA and take action: truthaboutchicken.org #ChickenMonth
 

Thirty days and three powerful ways to help billions of animals. Cluck yeah!

Truth About Chicken Store Card

Comments

Comments

Average Joe

Except for the part where the ASPCA is advocating, not for veganism, but for more humanely raised chickens, which means a healthier chicken, and by extension, healthier food for people.

Got a problem with that?

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Not to be misled

Cute cartoon. Too bad it doesn't represent actual chicken farms. All of the farmers I've met care about their animals and want to keep them in the best condition possible. If fact, if their birds aren't well cared for they might die and you can't sell a diseased or dead bird. Farmers consult with veterinarians on a regular basis to ensure the health of the flock.
Yes, farmers are trying to maximize efficiency, but that is because the American consumer demands more and more chicken. This isn't a bad thing. But, it is a reality.
Unsanitary conditions are not allowed either. Chickens produce waste, but until they are potty trained farmers work hard to clean up the waste on a regular basis and properly dispose of the waste.
It is true that chickens grow faster today than they did 50 years ago. But, that is a good thing! Advances in technology and genetics have allowed farmers to raise more chickens each year and again meet the growing demand.
I'm going to celebrate National Chicken Month with a nice roast chicken dinner. Or maybe some chicken kebabs with mushrooms and green peppers. Or maybe a chicken salad sandwich. Or some pulled chicken BBQ. Yum!

Barb

There is no such thing as humane meat. It is still murder in my eyes. Go vegan.

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