When you are shopping in supermarkets, you have POWER. You can make a difference with what you REFUSE to buy.
In most countries of the world, chickens are kept inhumanely. Long gone are the days when the Sunday roast chicken was a real treat. Chicken is the most consumed animal in the world.
In Western countries, chickens can be reared from tiny, cute, fluffy chicks to full-grown birds for slaughter in as little as forty-two days! Often, they are kept in dreadful conditions. In the UK battery farming has been banned, but shed farming is often hardly better.
You will know if the chicken you are buying has been cruelly raised if you can see signs of hock burn – or bits cut out to hide hock burn. This could be to the “parson’s nose” or the legs. Take it to the manager and say “I refuse to buy this!”
If we all protest, the stores will put pressure on the farmers and only buy stock that is raised humanely.
Want to know what you will be looking for? Here are some photos.