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John Oliver Blasts Poultry Industry: Cruel to Birds and People

One hundred sixty million each week—that’s the number of chickens killed for food in the U.S.

John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, recently highlighted the many cruel ways in which chicken farming hurts chickens and drives small contract farmers into debt.

Rolling Stone explains:

As they satiate America’s vast, gnawing chicken hunger, the four big poultry companies use a system of contract farmers that leaves many of those actually raising the chickens taking on debt and living below the poverty line. …

… To make matters worse, [Oliver] reports that the big poultry companies are known to retaliate against any farmers speaking out against the practices.

You can watch the segment here:

Although conditions for farmers are far from fair, the chickens raised on these farms pay the ultimate price with their lives.

On modern farms, chickens are denied nearly everything that comes naturally to them, and are often kept in dark, windowless sheds with thousands of other chickens, subjected to mutilations without painkillers and a merciless slaughter.

Watch MFA’s recent undercover investigation from a factory farm that supplies to Chick-Fil-A:

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