every time we get commercial meat birds in here, it not only breaks my heart but it totally pisses me off. what is with the human race that we have to breed these birds to grow as big as they can, as fast as they can by stuffing them full of hormones, antibiotics, steriods and shit? it is not healthy for the folks who eat them and it certainly is not healthy for the birds if they happen to luck out and get saved.
peace is down. she can't use her legs. it doesn't help that quiet, her partner, the monster mega-steriod duck has been having his way with her. he has brought on the inevitable sooner by overstressing her delicate femoral joints in his search for duck sexual play. he is too heavy for her to hold on her back on top of the extra weight and size she already carries.
rescued commercial birds die from femoral joints or undersized hearts that give out because they cannot support the birds unnaturally large and heavy bodies.
you would think in a world that was based on fairness that if a commercial bird is lucky enough not to end up hanging from an assembly line hook with his or her neck cut and bleeding out...that maybe, just maybe life would treat them gently and let them live happily for awhile. well life ain't fair...at least not if human greed is involved anywhere.
so what did these ducks get for escaping their fate?...not even a god damn freaking year before those monster bodies start paying the price for humans insatiable greed. hatch em, grow em in less than 40 days, butcher them quick and grab the cash for what their big, steriod enhanced dead bodies, less than 2 months old, will finally bring?
it is utterly disgusting and the only fairness i can see in it is...humans are going to pay the eventual price for eating those poor mutated, antibiotic/steriod impregnated, sweet baby things.
cheap meat...grown as inhumanely as possible and stuffed full of steriods to get more bang for our buck.
serves us right for what's coming...we will pay the ultimate price.
if you want to do something about this...rent "food inc." from your local video store and learn where your food comes from and how it is produced. then tell those growers, we ain't eating their billions of poor tortured unnatural birds.
we are a shamefully heartless and greedy and cheapskate race....peace will die soon... all because we want to make or save an extra buck or two.
Peace & Quiet
one week old (August 9, 2009)