13 October 2007
Chicken out! campaign
Sign up for the chicken Out! Campaign ....
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (River Cottage) is fronting the chicken out! Campaign to change the way Broiler chickens are housed and treated prior to being slaughtered for cheap supermarket chicken.
Do you know about the life your fresh supermarket chickens lead before they reach your table?
Rearing conditions for most chickens in the UK are unacceptably intensive, as farmers are put under pressure to produce poultry as quickly and cheaply as possible.
The Farmers don't care if the chickens can stand or not,after all who see's their legs and feet when they are packaged up at £1.99 on the shelf at the supermarket...!
Birds commonly develop severe injuries associated with unnaturally fast weight gain and restricted movement, and many die prematurely: 45 million factory-farmed birds are thrown away each year before they even reach slaughter-weight.
Please visit the website www.chickenout.tv to join the campaign,it only takes a minute to put your name down,
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written by Billie-Jean