How Chicken Is Killing the Planet | Alternet

To start, that a chicken was born and bred on U.S. soil is no guarantee of its quality. It is, however, a good indicator of several other things, starting with the bird’s short, miserable life. The vast majority of the almost 300 million egg-laying hens raised in the U.S. every year are kept in cages too small for them to spread their wings, and this  practice is beginning to take hold in raising our 8 billion broilers (the ones we eat) as well. The broilers are fed a  diet laden with arsenic and antibiotics, while egg-laying hens are often packed into barns so full of birds, feathers and feces, that, as we learned last month,  an employee could literally get shot in one without anyone even noticing.

via How Chicken Is Killing the Planet | Alternet.

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