The latest front on which animal rights activists are attacking the agricultural industry is centered on broiler chickens. According to Brownfield AG News, the activists claim that the population of broiler chickens is growing too much and it affects the life and health of the birds.
Some food companies, they claim, have agreed to not breed the broiler chickens as fast. However, not everyone is on board with such an idea stating that there is no evidence to back up the animal rights activists’ assertions.
Dr. Kate Barger Weathers, a veterinarian with Arkansas-based Cobb-Vantress, and a breeder of meat-type chicken genetics says:
“They are targeting some things that we just commonly don’t see much in the industry or out on broiler farms,” Barger Weathers says. “Our customers are not asking for this, so it’s a little bit of a challenge for us as a company and certainly for our customer base throughout the world, because they want to have more efficient birds that also have great health and welfare characteristics. But they don’t believe that simply slowing the growth rate of the bird is equivalent to having better welfare outcomes.”
Dr. Barger then correctly points out that the reason for this campaign is that the animal rights activists want fewer boiler chickens since that, in turn, is one less source of protein for human consumption. If the activists are successful with this campaign then other agriculture sectors will be in their cross hairs next.
Rather than seeing man prosper and live, like any environmentalist group, animal rights organizations prefer mankind to be eradicated from the face of the Earth. The best way to do that is to attack the human food supply. If animal rights activists can’t shut down abattoirs, they will conduct stealth campaigns like what they are doing with broiler chickens and then target other animal-related food suppliers. Doing this results in restricting the food supply which, in turn, results in starvations and deaths of humans.