About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Sunday, August 28, 2016

More on Modern Chickens

A follow up to this post:

In the 1920s, chickens raised and killed for meat lived 112 days, growing to 2.2 pounds on optimal feed before being killed. Now, after decades of genetic manipulations, they are slaughtered after only about 45 days, at 5.5 pounds or more. So they are growing two-and-a-half times larger in only 40% of the time. Please review this report by Harish Sethu – A child raised to weigh 500 pounds by age 10? – for a graphical look at the change.

This report by Watt Poultry shows some producers with an average weight of over 8 pounds at slaughter! It is now even truer what Professor of Veterinary Medicine John Webster has said about modern industrial chicken production: “in both magnitude and severity, the single most severe, systematic example of man’s inhumanity to another sentient animal.” Combine that with this, and we may want to reevaluate our advocacy.

1 comment:

Joseph T. Espinosa said...

That we would create an inherently suffering animal as modern chickens and turkeys are for the sake of maximizing profits. Very sad.