In last night’s Horizon programme ‘Should I Eat Meat? - The Big Health Dilemma’, Dr Michael Mosley investigated the health effects of red and processed meat. He was to conduct an admittedly unscientific experiment on himself by eating an increased amount of red meat for a month and then assess the effects.
As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shed ...
What’s on my mind…
Chickens. And how life is cheep. The numbers are crazy, one billion little lives wiped out each year in the UK alone. So much cruelty on a mind boggling scale. And excused by ignorance: “oh but chickens are daft” or “they don’t feel” and even “but are chickens animals?”.
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By Justin Kerswell, Viva! campaigns manager
Every year without fail, Viva! is approached to make comment about someone selling reindeer meat in the run up to Christmas in Britain. And almost without fail – with a couple of notable exceptions – all the tabloids really want is a story about some supermarket or other ruining Christmas by serving up one of ‘Santa’s four-legged helpers’.