Jan 21, 2008
Though in many ways we admire so much about chickens (the maternal instinct of mother hens, the irresistible "cuteness" of baby chicks, the iridescent plumage of rooters), unfortunately our admiration doesn't translate into kindness towards them. Chickens born, kept, and killed for their flesh and for their eggs may very well be the most abused animals on the planet. Of the over 10 billion animals killed for human consumption in the U.S. every year, over 9.4 billion of these animals are chickens, including those killed once their "egg production" drops. This mass slaughter affects not only the victims themselves but those who are paid to do this difficult and bloody work. Please join me as I explore the effects of eating "only white meat."