Thursday, November 5, 2009

Won't you chicken out?

A few days ago,
I was reading the quarterly magazine "Good Medicine" by
Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM),
and was shocked by the stats on chicken consumption in the USA
reported in the magazine.

While most people claim to know that we are eating too many chickens,
many still do not have a clue, how many is many.. .

Stated in the magazine:
~ Broiler chickens were salughtered after merely 6 weeks after birth
~ Chickens were made to grow faster by mocking 23hours day light every day
~ A chicken factory farm can pack 20,000 chickens in one premise
~ Americans eat 1,029,613 chickens every hour
~ 9,019,414,000 chickens were slaughtered for consumption every year in the USA.

PCRM derived these stats from
the official website of Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN

You can use the search engine in the website to check out the
figures in Malaysia and Singapore too..

Seriously, it's time to sit back to reflect
why should people eat these poor souls like crazy...

Kee Yew

{Learning Holistic Wellness for Wisdom and Compassion}

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