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White Beast : Dangers of Broiler Chicken

Harmful Effects of Consuming Broiler Chicken

By Arun RamasamyPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 3 min read
White Beast : Dangers of Broiler Chicken
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White Beast : Dangers of Consuming Broiler Chicken

In ancient Tamizh History around 13th Century AD, there were instances where Cock(hen) were used in army and they play a vital role in frightening Elephants.

Naturally grown Hens even have the potential to fly at the height of coconut tree in order to save its chicken from eagles/vultures. People around the world have

been consuming chicken meat for many years, but the sad truth is 90% of them are broiler chickens. Lets dig deeper in this article on the harmful effects of consuming broiler chicken.

The raising and consumption of broiler chickens, or chickens raised specifically for meat production, can have a number of harmful effects on both the chickens themselves and the environment.

One major issue is the inhumane conditions in which many broiler chickens are raised. These chickens are often kept in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions with limited access to sunlight and fresh air. They are also typically raised in large, industrial facilities with little to no room for movement or natural behavior. This can lead to a range of physical and mental health problems for the chickens, including lameness, heart and respiratory disease, and reduced immunity to disease.

Another problem with broiler chicken production is the use of antibiotics. These chickens are often given antibiotics to prevent disease and promote growth, which can contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

This can have serious consequences for both animal and human health, as these bacteria can spread to humans and become more difficult to treat.

A broiler chicken on an average grows in about 33-36 days with the use of harmonal injections. Whereas it taks about 6 months for a naturally raised chicken to grow.

Broiler Chickens don't have the ability to fly and therefore called as non flying white beast.

Now think about the harmonal changes happening in the young children (especially female child) who regularly consume broiler chicken. They may attain puberty much earlier than expected, which is dangerous to their physical and mental health.

Broiler chicken is often high in saturated fat, which can contribute to the development of heart disease and obesity in children.

This is because broiler chickens are selectively bred to have a higher proportion of breast meat, which is higher in fat content than other cuts of meat.

Additionally, broiler chicken can also be a source of foodborne illnesses, such as salmonella and campylobacter.

These bacteria can cause severe illness in children, and can even lead to death in some cases.

This is particularly concerning because children have a higher risk of complications from foodborne illness due to their weaker immune systems.

In addition to these issues, broiler chicken production can also have negative effects on the environment.

The large-scale farming operations used to raise these chickens can lead to the destruction of natural habitats and the pollution of water and air.

The manure produced by the chickens can also contribute to the contamination of soil and water.

Furthermore, the feed given to broiler chickens is mostly made up of corn and soybeans, which are grown in monoculture,

leading to the destruction of natural habitats, increase in greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and loss of biodiversity.

Overall, the consumption of broiler chicken can have a number of harmful effects, including inhumane conditions for the chickens, the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and negative impacts on the environment. It is important to consider these issues when making decisions about the consumption of broiler chicken and to support more sustainable and humane methods of chicken production.

It is worth mentioning that there are alternative ways of raising chickens such as free-range, organic, and pastured systems,

which provide the chickens with more humane conditions and can have a lower environmental impact than industrial broiler chicken production.

Happy raising your own organic chicken farm !!!!

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About the Creator

Arun Ramasamy

Nature Lover, Just go with the flow, techno freek.

Do what you can.. don't when you cannot.

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