Revealed: The Very Unappetising Truth About McDonald's Chicken Meals


Stretch
#1
Revealed: The Very Unappetising Truth About McDonald's Chicken Meals


Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:35


[IMG]http://www.davi****e.com/images/stories/May20103/e764627-battery_chickens-spl.jpg[/IMG]
'A chicken squats in a shed the size of a football pitch somewhere in the outback of Brazil. And it's not alone. One of tens of thousands, each bird is allowed the floor space equivalent to a sheet of A4 paper and will live for just 40 days before it hits its genetically-engineered slaughter weight. That's if it doesn't perish along the way. Five per cent or so will be unable to cope with the conditions and die even before then.
Those that survive will be plucked and butchered in an industrial process the like of which this planet has never before seen. Every year billions of chickens will live and die in this way. Of course, South America is a long way away. But your local McDonald's is not. And that is where a significant proportion of this intensively reared meat will eventually end up.'
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Risus
#2
So whats your point??

Thats the nature of the business. If you don't like it, don't eat chicken.

Anyway, that said, no one in their right mind would eat at McDonalds anyway...
 
VanIsle
#3
I don't think it's just at Mickey D's. People buy those frozen cartons of chicken breasts. They are just processesed chicken that all restaurants use. Go buy real chicken - raised within your own province or within Canada at the very least.
 
gerryh
#4
Damn near all chicken is raised this way, not just chicken destined for McD's. The 5% death rate( or "flips" as it is called) is required. Any less than something is wrong, any more and something is wrong.
 
Icarus27k
#5
Were the chickens born in Kenya too?
 
Liberalman
#6
** did you know you have a copyrighted photo?**

Quote:

live for just 40 days before it hits its genetically-engineered slaughter weight.

There is a lot of poor people in South America so they can't pay that much for food so the raising of livestock is more of an exact science just to keep the prices down.
 
petros
#7
It doesn't matter where you buy a retail chciken raw or processed or served in a restaurant on this planet, it raised by that method.
 
Stretch
#8
sad isnt it
 
karrie
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It doesn't matter where you buy a retail chciken raw or processed or served in a restaurant on this planet, it raised by that method.

unless you buy from Alberta chicken producers... they do not cage their chickens.
 
VanIsle
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

It doesn't matter where you buy a retail chciken raw or processed or served in a restaurant on this planet, it raised by that method.

That's probably true since every chicken you purchase that is pre-cooked is almost the exact same weight. You can go to your local farmers though and find a different method of raising chickens.
 
petros
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by karrieView Post

unless you buy from Alberta chicken producers... they do not cage their chickens.

As is shown in the photo fryers are packed so tight on barn floors they still can't move and the feces and deads is feet deep by the time they are ready to harvest

Laying hens on the other hand are all caged regardless of the province and the old hens end up on your dinner table all the same.

Soon you won't be able to buy from independant producers either leaving only the factory birds on the legal market.
 
lone wolf
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by StretchView Post

sad isnt it

Yeah... I guess the most humane thing to do is eat them....
 
darkbeaver
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

As is shown in the photo fryers are packed so tight on barn floors they still can't move and the feces and deads is feet deep by the time they are ready to harvest

Laying hens on the other hand are all caged regardless of the province and the old hens end up on your dinner table all the same.

Soon you won't be able to buy from independant producers either leaving only the factory birds on the legal market.

They'll pry my chickens from my cold dead hands.
 
darkbeaver
#14
I wish every one could have happy chickens and their happy eggs so they would know what happy food tastes like.
 
karrie
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

I wish every one could have happy chickens and their happy eggs so they would know what happy food tastes like.

Edmonton apparently feels the same.

SEE - Edmonton News & Views - Comment - A Chicken in Every Yard?
 
darkbeaver
#16
Good show right on chickens are meals with feet, that's the kind of green revolution that I'm up for, the best damn farm invention ever.
 
Walter
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by StretchView Post

sad isnt it

N o.
 
Walter
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Laying hens on the other hand are all caged regardless of the province and the old hens end up on your dinner table all the same.

Most layers end up in soup or pet food, so stop eating soup or kibble for supper.
 
eh1eh
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

** did you know you have a copyrighted photo?**



There is a lot of poor people in South America so they can't pay that much for food so the raising of livestock is more of an exact science just to keep the prices down.

Same for WalMart shoppers.
 
JLM
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by StretchView Post

Revealed: The Very Unappetising Truth About McDonald's Chicken Meals
Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:35
[IMG]http://www.davi****e.com/images/stories/May20103/e764627-battery_chickens-spl.jpg[/IMG]
'A chicken squats in a shed the size of a football pitch somewhere in the outback of Brazil. And it's not alone. One of tens of thousands, each bird is allowed the floor space equivalent to a sheet of A4 paper and will live for just 40 days before it hits its genetically-engineered slaughter weight. That's if it doesn't perish along the way. Five per cent or so will be unable to cope with the conditions and die even before then.
Those that survive will be plucked and butchered in an industrial process the like of which this planet has never before seen. Every year billions of chickens will live and die in this way. Of course, South America is a long way away. But your local McDonald's is not. And that is where a significant proportion of this intensively reared meat will eventually end up.'

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For the prices McDonald's charges these days each chicken should have its own coop.
 
petros
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

For the prices McDonald's charges these days each chicken should have its own coop.

If it has 4 doors it's a chicken sedan.
 
cdn_bc_ca
#22
The genetically altered chicken doesn't really need all that space because it can't walk past the distance of an A4 paper anyways. It's grown so fast that it's legs cannot bear the weight of it's oversized desirable parts (like the breast).
Some chicken houses I've seen in documentaries are even worse than the picture shown in the original post. Some are closed off to the outside meaning the chicken rarely ever sees the light of day.

This is the result of mass production and processing to feed a huge population.
 
darkbeaver
#23
You are what you eat and so too it is with chickens. Those factory jobs eat only white stuff full of medications and steroids and growth hormones and their own ****, that's what the Colonel covers up with the eleven secret chemicals and it's all in our chicken burgers. Why not just buy a bag of the junk laced white stuff in the first place. It's virtual chicken, it looks real but it stinks like linoleum.
 
VanIsle
#24
People in my city (and I'm sure lots of others) are allowed to raise two chickens - no roosters though. We can't. It's not allowed in our type of housing.
 

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