7 January 2008

Go for it Hugh!

Do you know about the life your fresh supermarket chickens led before they reached the table?

Few people know about the conditions suffered by most broiler chickens - those reared for meat.

For most UK broiler chickens, rearing conditions are unacceptably intensive, as farmers are put under pressure to produce poultry as quickly and cheaply as possible.

These birds live short lives, in cramped conditions, without ever seeing natural daylight. They commonly develop severe injuries and disabilities, associated with unnaturally fast weight gain and restricted movement.

The plight of egg-laying battery hens has received much attention in recent years. Consumers have responded, greatly reducing the proportion of bought eggs which come from intensive systems. Now it's time to do the same for broiler birds.

Please take a sec to visit the website and sign up for the campaign www.chickenout.tv

B-J x

1 comment:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Yes, I saw a documentary on it a few years ago, it was horrible. I'm not vegetarian for nothing!