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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:06 PM
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Factory farm chickens are so pumped up with steroids that they grow..
so large that their internal organs and bone structures can't keep up.

They often spend their last weeks paralyzed by their own body weight. Only able to barely crawl.

As long as they live until the processing/slaughter date of the whole flock, they all get processed.

Enjoy the taste of paralyzed chicken.

Please watch Food Inc for free tonight on PBS.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:09 PM
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1. This food has little effect on those who consume it daily. That's what the
factory farm owner wants you to believe... thinking persons know otherwise.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:14 PM
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2. About three fourths of it is the genetics
You cna get meat birds as chicks. They lead horrible lives even free range because of how they were bred.

Oh, and before the cut up chicken hit's the meat shelves in the grocery store, they inject water into it which keeps the meat juicy regardless of how fucked up you try to cook the shit, but also increases the wieght.

I buy certified organic drug and hormone free range chicken meat. It costs two to three times as much as the grocery, but I only eat a third of what I would eat from the grocery.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:24 PM
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6. No kidding, that's what I did the last time I ate it.
Free range chicken can't be cut with the side of your fork, it's real meat instead of factory farmed mush.

I've totally lost my taste for any meat, at all, so it's fish for me and not much of that.

Changing over to organically farmed meat is the best first step. Cutting your intake because of its higher cost is the best second step. Your cardiovascular system will thank you for it.
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Gman2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:15 PM
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3. When it looks like you will take a lickin", Call Super Chicken. Bak bak bak
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:16 PM
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4. We raised meat birds once, they got to run around and weren't the superfast growing ones
Of course they weren't that tender, but they got to have a bit of a life beyond being stuffed in a tiny cage with nothing to do but feed the hungry belly all day and night. The super fast ones were grown by a friend who butchered them because they were too pitiful. They could go outside but grew so big so fast that they could no longer stand up.

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:30 PM
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7. A friend who shot a wild turkey near here imagined it was going to taste like a Butterball
He said it was more like eating shoe leather. He said the more he chewed the bigger it got in his mouth.

Don
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 09:14 PM
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11. We always had our own chickens to eat when I was a kid..
If Mom wanted a more tender one, it got put in a cage for a few days. Mostly they got pre-fried then put in a pan in the oven with a couple of cans of cream of mushroom soup over them and cooked for about an hour...yummmmmm
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Mother Smuckers Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:22 PM
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5. I can't get that television here, do you have a link to that claim?
Thanks.
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:31 PM
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8. You can watch it online here....
http://www.sprword.com/videos/foodinc /

You will need broadband.
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Mother Smuckers Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 05:27 PM
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15. Oh well thanks, I'm stuck with a jerry-rigged semi-dialup out here in the jungle
video isn't doable. They keep talking about some kind of satellite gadget but it will probably be long after I'm finished with my project...
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:40 PM
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9. It is horrendous
what is being done to other living things for profit.
Have you read what the animals produced by genetic modification live through - pure torture. They are huge and terribly deformed.

One of the benefits of living where I do (rural) is that the beef I purchase comes from a local family farm (no hormones etc.) and the same with the free range chickens and eggs.
If I hear anything bad about them, I will give them up too.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 08:55 PM
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10. Chickens aren't given anabolic steroids. CATTLE are given anabolic steroids.
Edited on Wed Apr-21-10 08:59 PM by kestrel91316
Just FYI.

Chickens have been selectively bred to be the freaks they are, just like turkeys. That's bad enough.

I watched Food Inc and nowhere in it does it say chickens are given steroids to make them the way they are. Of course, if you have hard factual information that you can provide a link to, and it's from a reputable source rather than fearmongering gossip, I'd appreciate it.

I remember the Ralgro anabolic steroid implants they used 25 years ago. Not sure what they put in cattle now. Ralgro v6.0, probably.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 09:20 PM
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12. Those chickens are freaks indeed. Link from 2000...
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Factsheet/Diet/fs37.hor...
What are the different hormones used now by the meat and dairy industries?

There are six different kinds of steroid hormones that are currently approved by FDA for use in food production in the US: estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, zeranol, trenbolone acetate, and melengestrol acetate. Estradiol and progesterone are natural female sex hormones; testosterone is the natural male sex hormone; zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengesterol acetate are synthetic growth promoters (hormone-like chemicals that can make animals grow faster). Currently, federal regulations allow these hormones to be used on growing cattle and sheep, but not on poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks) or hogs (pigs). The above hormones are not as useful in increasing weight gain of poultry or hogs.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 10:09 AM
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14. As the clip says, they are NOT USEFUL in chickens or pigs. As I thought.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 09:26 PM
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13. Here's a thought...maybe stop eating them.
Just a thought. Not suggesting anything.

And with chickens, it's not steroids. It's genetics and antibiotics. Still stuffing shit in your piehole, though.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 05:36 PM
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16. I use to love fried chicken. Lately they taste like crap. . .
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