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Under healthy conditions, a chicken can live from 8 to 10 years. The billions of chickens raised for food have been carefully bred to reach larger-than-natural-adult size in just six weeks, at which point they are sent to slaughter. The babies hatching today will be cut up fo dinner a month-and-a-half from now.
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#chicken #hatchery #slaughter #factoryfarms #42days #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme

Welcome to the first edition of Awareness Wednesday. Each Wednesday we'll be uncovering some of the crap that goes on in our food system, pun intended. Did you know that chicken farms like these exist in Oklahoma - as well as almost every other state in America? Did you know that these farms can actually label their eggs in grocery stores as 'organic' and 'free range'? And did you know that over 95% of the restaurants you eat at every day serve you these eggs?? Farm to table, huh? Geese. If you ask us, this is absolutely ridiculous! Wake up folks. Ignorance is not bliss, it's called Cancer.
#FactoryFarms #truth #exposure #change

#YouAreWhatYouEat β€’

Animals raised for meat in factory farms are often genetically manipulated to grow unnaturally large and hence more profitable for the agricultural industry.

Chickens slaughtered in the United States, for example, are bred to weigh a staggering nine pounds today compared to just two pounds in the 1950s. They are bred to grow so fast, in fact, that debilitating deformities are common.

According to a study by the Center for Food Safety, over 450 animal drugs, drug combinations, and other feed additives are administered to animals to achieve increased growth and keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them. Indeed, 99.9 percent of chicken and 78 percent of beef consumed in the United States come from overcrowded #factoryfarms. Since these factory farms are filthy and packed tightly with animals, disease and infection run rampant.

To make matters worse, the Center for Food Safety found that drugs posing β€œsignificant threats” to humans, animals, and the environment are administered to animals. Shockingly, these have been approved by the #FDA and are on the market. Of the drugs studied, 12 are banned for use as animal drugs in other countries, but not in the United States.

#Ractopamine is used to increase an animal’s muscle mass and overall weight before slaughter, but the risks posed to consumers and the environment are not fully known. As for animals, ractopamine has resulted in more reports of sickened or dead pigs than any other livestock drug. It also increases lameness, broken limbs, and immobility. Cardiovascular stress, musculoskeletal tremors, increased aggression, hyperactivity, acute toxicity, and genotoxicity are just a few of the behavioral changes and other problems linked to ractopamine.
Despite mounting evidence of health risks from arsenic exposure, from 1940 to 2016 the FDA approved arsenic-based compounds, or arsenicals, for use in animal feed for growth promotion, improved feed efficiency, and desirable pigmentation. Consequently, cumulative exposure to arsenic greatly increased among Americans, with documented cases of arsenic residues in chicken products.

The DC Circuit Court ordered the #EPA to close a loophole that has allowed hazardous substances released into our environment by concentrated animal feeding operations #CAFOs to go unreported! #Factoryfarms are now required to report their toxic waste!
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Photo by: Environmental Law & Policy Center for the Midwest

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IT'S OFFICIAL β€” First Bee Has Just Been Added to Endangered Species List...
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It’s official. As tragically revealing as the move might be, the rusty patched bumble bee has now joined the grizzly bear, gray wolf, northern spotted owl, and some 700 others on the endangered species list β€” the first bee ever to garner those protections in the continental United States.
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Once abundant in the grasslands and prairies in 31 states in the East and Midwest, the #RustyPatchedBumbleBee’s population has been decimated by as much as 95 percent by some estimates, and now exists only in isolated pockets in 12 states and the province of Ontario, Canada.
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Bumble bees impart an estimated $3.5 billion into the American economy β€” yet, apparently, the signatories of the petition view the protection of one species as an insufferable encumbrance for humans.
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While, ideally, the government should not intervene, #BigAgriculture β€” comprising #pesticide and #herbicide manufacturers, #factoryfarms, #geneticallymodified crops, and the practice of #monoculture β€” and other contributors to the drastic slump in the bumble bee’s numbers have not taken the onus of responsibility in initiating stewardship practices.
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Ironically, the predominant model for food production in this country β€” destruction of the natural landscape through monoculture and the staggeringly prolific use of pesticides and herbicides on crops genetically manipulated to withstand them β€” has veritably wiped out or acutely reduced populations of the very #bumblebee #pollinators on which fully one-third of U.S. crops depend...
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FACT: #pigs on #factoryfarms are slaughtered at around just 5 months old! πŸ’”
Their short and miserable lives are full of #cruelty and suffering.
#animalrights #animalequality #choosecompassion #friendsnotfood #reasons2govegan #tryvegan #plantbased

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this hurts my heart & makes me so angry πŸ’”πŸ˜’πŸ˜‘ ANIMALS FEEL TOO. A MOTHER IS A MOTHER.
#GoVegan #AnimalsHaveFeelings #FactoryFarms #StopEatingAnimals #Vegan #Compassion #Heartbreak #Sadness #MotherAndBaby

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Under healthy conditions, a chicken can live from 8 to 10 years. The billions of chickens raised for food have been carefully bred to reach larger-than-natural-adult size in just six weeks, at which point they are sent to slaughter. The babies hatching today will be cut up fo dinner a month-and-a-half from now.
@veganstreet
#chicken #hatchery #slaughter #factoryfarms #42days #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme

Yesterday we joined @manchesterpigsave for their vigil at Tulip Meats in Ashton-Under-Lyne and we bore witness to several trucks full of 6 month old pigs coming to slaughter.
They were gassed for nothing more than your tastebuds. They didn't deserve to die.
You can end this suffering. Choose Vegan.
Follow our page and the Manchester Pig Save page for all of our upcoming vigils to join us and bear witness.
#vegansofmanchester #veganactivism #veganism #vegan #factoryfarms #farm #farming #pig #bevegan #bearwitness #bacon #thesavemovement #thesavemovementuk #manchesterchickensave #manchesterpigsave #manchester

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Ask anyone if animals should suffer for our food, and (aside from a few trolls) everyone agrees that they shouldn’t. Yet the animals who become food do suffer. Tremendously. And incessantly throughout their very short lives. The industry tries to keep us in the dark about this, but we can see the suffering if we’re willing to look. And once we become aware, we’re able help those who are trying to bring this cruelty to an end.
@veganstreet
#animals #animalsuffering #animalcruelty #agribusiness #factoryfarms #animalagriculture #suffereing #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme

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Under healthy conditions, a chicken can live from 8 to 10 years. The billions of chickens raised for food have been carefully bred to reach larger-than-natural-adult size in just six weeks, at which point they are sent to slaughter. The babies hatching today will be cut up fo dinner a month-and-a-half from now.
@veganstreet
#chicken #hatchery #slaughter #factoryfarms #42days #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme

You would THINK we could align on this matter but it seems impossible... it's a sad situation that causes more harm to the animals and has the #factoryfarms laughing all the way to the bank.

#factoryfarming #ethicalmeat #ethicalomnivore #pastureraised #grassfed #freerange #organic #organicfood #local #localfood #vegan

That's not even a year of living and breathing. How is that fair?
@Regrann from @veganstreet - Under healthy conditions, a chicken can live from 8 to 10 years. The billions of chickens raised for food have been carefully bred to reach larger-than-natural-adult size in just six weeks, at which point they are sent to slaughter. The babies hatching today will be cut up fo dinner a month-and-a-half from now.
@veganstreet
#chicken #hatchery #slaughter #factoryfarms #42days #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme - #regrann

#Repost @veganstreet (@get_repost)
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Under healthy conditions, a chicken can live from 8 to 10 years. The billions of chickens raised for food have been carefully bred to reach larger-than-natural-adult size in just six weeks, at which point they are sent to slaughter. The babies hatching today will be cut up fo dinner a month-and-a-half from now.
@veganstreet
#chicken #hatchery #slaughter #factoryfarms #42days #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme #govegan #saveanimals

@Regrann from @veganstreet - Under healthy conditions, a chicken can live from 8 to 10 years. The billions of chickens raised for food have been carefully bred to reach larger-than-natural-adult size in just six weeks, at which point they are sent to slaughter. The babies hatching today will be cut up fo dinner a month-and-a-half from now.
@veganstreet
#chicken #hatchery #slaughter #factoryfarms #42days #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme - #regrann

@Regrann from @veganstreet - Under healthy conditions, a chicken can live from 8 to 10 years. The billions of chickens raised for food have been carefully bred to reach larger-than-natural-adult size in just six weeks, at which point they are sent to slaughter. The babies hatching today will be cut up fo dinner a month-and-a-half from now.
@veganstreet
#chicken #hatchery #slaughter #factoryfarms #42days #vegan #veganmeme #veganstreet #veganstreetmeme - #regrann

I figured that someone buying environmentally friendly paper towels would want to know other ways they could help the planet πŸ˜„

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