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Chicken Farmers Gagged and Swindled by Giant Poultry Processors

Chicken Farm

Story at-a-glance -

  • John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” featured a scathing, but honest, expose on the plights of chicken farmers
  • Chicken farmers fall into debt to get into the business, then are beholden to the poultry industry’s demands
  • Chicken farmers are also paid via a tournament or “gladiator system,” which pits farmers against each other and penalizes those at the bottom
  • If the farmers speak out against the industry, they’ll face retaliation, such as receiving poor-quality chicks and feed

By Dr. Mercola

If you pick up a package of chicken breasts from your supermarket, it gives no clues to the controversies and political unrest facing the farmers that raised those chickens. Nor does it hint at the unethical, inhumane, and often unsanitary conditions that have become commonplace in "modern" poultry farming.

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