This article by Nicholas Kristof of the New York TIMES is stunning and worse even than I thought. Wanting more than just the text, I went online and got the original complete with video snippets to bring it home in full scope. Each video, ending, gives more related material showing how “real” and natural chicken farming is done. . . which I very much enjoyed. Now I know chickens eat seed, grass and bugs when they are allowed outside where life actually happens.. while this may be hard to understand why and how such as this is allowed to exist — with government sanctions no less. . .it is better to be informed. Also, in these videos, we learn that these little prisoners are given only GMO corn and soy, so there really isn’t a good reason to be eating factory farmed chicken. Jan
Abusing Chickens We Eat
http://www.nytimes.com/…/nicholas-kristof-abusing-chicke…The New York Times
Dec 3, 2014 – Nicholas Kristof … The claim about the chickensbeing raised “cage free” is misleading … to these methods as humane, in ways that seem to mislead consumers? … We eat meat, yet we want to minimize cruelty to animals.
Torture a single chicken and you risk arrest. Abuse hundreds of thousands of chickens for their entire lives? That’s agribusiness.
I don’t know where to draw the lines. But when chickens have huge open bedsores on their undersides, I wonder if that isn’t less animal husbandry than animal abuse.