Ok... I gotta put in my 2 cents on the chicken thing...I live smack in the middle of chicken country. :roll: the houses that the chickens are raised in are not as bad as everyone makes them out to be. Its a topic just like any other that a bleeding heart can get ahold of and twist and spin to make a case for their point of view. Sure there are a few crappy ones, but around here Tyson keeps a STRICT watch on the farms and if you want that Tyson contract for birds you had better keep all your stuff up to standards. Around here a Tyson contract = a paycheck...pure and simple. The chickens are not all debeaked...it would cost too much. They don't live in dark warehouses. The houses are specially designed for the chickens ( no not a chicken condo) and they are lit during the night. You can manipulate the growth of chickens with the amount of light they get. There is a 6-8 week turnaround from when the chicks come in to when they get hauled to the processing plant. They use a special cross bred chick that grows fast and matures early...meat birds. Its no different from feedlot cattle in Iowa (raised around) or puppymills...lol...not ALL farmers-breeders are BAD. I personally think its high time that we all use our BS filters instead of letting other people give us our opinions or tell us how we should feel.
Whew....that felt good! Haven't ranted for a while!