What U.S. Poultry Producers Do Not Want You to Know About Bird Flu

Ignoring what happens to factory farmed birds does not make this go away. To think that Bryn and Danes serves chicken 16 different ways so to be known as healthy fast food just shows how the uninformed can be fooled.

Exposing the Big Game

http://www.alternet.org/food/what-poultry-producers-dont-want-you-know-about-bird-flu

Once again, bird flu is back in the U.S. From 2014 through mid-2015, 48 million chickens and turkeys were killed in the U.S. to prevent the disease’s spread and protect famer’s profits.

Factory farmers routinely fight to keep images of how poultry are raised out of public view, so consumers do not lose their appetites and will continue eating their products. Industrial farmers also fight hard to keep images of how chickens and turkeys are “euthanized” out of the public view.

It is easy to see why. To prevent the spread of bird flu, healthy, floor-reared turkeys and broiler chickens are herded into an enclosed area where they were administered propylene glycol foam to suffocate them. Michael Blackwell, chief veterinary officer at The Humane Society of the United States, likens death by foam to “cuffing a person’s mouth and nose, during…

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