United Poultry Concerns January 22, 2008

Suffering of Chickens Bred and Raised for Meat

Recent investigations document the appalling suffering and abuse of chickens raised and slaughtered for meat in the United Kingdom and the United States

The Cost of Cheap Chicken, The Independent, U.K., Jan 4, 2008

On January 4, 2008, The Independent in the U.K. reported on the deplorable conditions endured by Britain’s 800 million “broiler” chickens in “The Cost of Cheap Chicken.” Read about and watch the covertly filmed video of factory-farmed chickens in Britain struggling to walk and enduring horrible living conditions filmed by Compassion in World Farming. http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article3307570.ece

You can read “Have Your Say” and post your own Comment on “The Cost of Cheap Chicken” by clicking on the link below. UPC President Karen Davis’s letter, posted today, appears near the end of the posted Comments. It begins: “Governments, corporations and others are looking for ways – smarter, more efficient technologies – to neutralize the negative impacts of intensive farmed animal production. . . .” http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/01/have-your-say-t.html

PETA Investigation
Tyson Workers Caught Torturing Birds, Urinating on Slaughter Line, Jan 2008

During two 2007 investigations, PETA investigators saw workers urinating in the live-hang area, including on the conveyer belt that moves birds to slaughter. Click on this link and send a message to KFC and Tyson Foods. http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/tortured_by_tyson

Read “Jane – one tiny chicken foot”: http://www.upc-online.org/broiler/121206jane.html

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