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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 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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ur name is the best name i have ever seen in my life which is 9999 years and dont u be callin me old jeez

i don't get it

i hope you only live 9 weeks

i don't get it

i hope you only live 9 weeks


Check out Good Earth Farm online. They are a farm in the midwest with pastured (! Yeah!) and organic chickens.


What does your rudeness do to help? If all you have is criticism, don't comment. At least they are trying. Why don't you write your comments in Spanish or French? See how easy that is. And, before you make a comment to me..........yes, I am an English speaking, American who only knows one language. I admire anyone who can learn more than one.


Well learn to speak native American or get out. until you've been on a chicken farm for the whole process you should keep your ignorance to yourself.!

T. Fortner

Which Native American language do you refer to? Hopi, Sioux, Cherokee, Ojibwa? You are a redneck too ignorant to speak English, right?


Laws in Europe demand that all farm animals raised for consumption be raised in humane, cafe free environments with ample food, water, shelter, and exercise...I only wish the "native American-speaking" AWFULJACKASS would spend one day cramped in a cage with hardly room to move or breathe to understand what each one of "his" chickens goes through on a daily basis...


So true

Joe Turner

All of this discussion is mostly wasted and irrelevant to the solution. Find me 10 people who care how a chicken's life turns out.

The only way to stop this is to hit them with something that hurts the bottom line. If you cannot show a connection between chicken treatment and human health your cause is lost.