Got diarrhea? Well, if you contract salmonella, you’ll have plenty of it. Salmonella sickens more than 1 million people each year and results in more hospitalizations and deaths than any other foodborne illness.
According to the USDA, around 25 percent of cut-up chicken meat and about 50 percent of all ground chicken sold in stores is contaminated with salmonella.
A recent Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at a Tyson Foods chicken farm showed despicable conditions. From puddles of chicken waste to rotting animal carcasses, chicken factory farms are truly disgusting.
It’s Killing the Planet
Driving a Prius or taking shorter showers isn’t enough to save the planet. Environment America reports that Tyson, the largest poultry producer in the world, is responsible for dumping more toxic pollution into our waterways than companies like ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical. Go green, go vegan!
It’s Full of Sh*t
Chicken meat is literally full of sh*t. In 2011, the USDA reported that 90 percent of defects discovered in chicken carcasses at slaughter plants involved "visible fecal contamination that was missed by company employees."
From being forced to wear diapers because they’re denied bathroom breaks to losing limbs, workers on chicken farms are treated appallingly. In fact, farm worker advocate Cesar Chavez was vegetarian because he knew the animal agricultural industry mistreated workers.
Thankfully, you can enjoy the taste of chicken without the horror and cruelty by choosing one of these delicious plant-based alternatives!
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