Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hayom shemonah u'sheloshim yom, shehaym chamisha shavuot u'shelosha yamim baomer

Farmed animals are genetically engineered to weigh more than they would naturally, so much so that they often collapse because they are unable to support their own weight. Chickens' breasts weight seven times more today than they did a mere quarter-century ago. By the age of six weeks, many chickens raised for their flesh can't even walk. Says the meat-industry magazine Feedstuffs, "Broilers now grow so rapidly that the heart and lungs are not developed well enough to support the remainder of the body, resulting in congestive heart failure and tremendous death losses."

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