Kudos to Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of one of the most popular show on daytime television, for exposing his audience to the truth about modern chicken farming! On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Oz, titled “Inside the Chicken Industry: Is Something Foul?”, Christopher Leonard, an investigative reporter and author of The Meat Racket, discussed his disturbing research into how chicken is produced in this country.
As Leonard explained, with 95% of Americans eating chicken regularly, the demand for the meat is high and the industry has found a way to grow chickens “twice as fast, on half as much feed.” Leonard recalled his first visit to an industrial chicken facility, a “giant warehouse with 75,000 birds on the ground, the air thick with ammonia.”
The ASPCA recently launched our Truth About Chicken campaign to improve the welfare of chickens raised for meat. To learn more and urge the industry to adopt slower-growing chickens raised in better conditions, visit TruthAboutChicken.org.
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