Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chicken News

Scientific American: The Startling Intelligence of the Common Chicken
"Chickens are smart, and they understand their world, which raises troubling questions about how they are treated on factory farms"

Drug-Resistant Bacteria on Chicken: It’s Everywhere and the Government Can’t Help

Antibiotics in Animals Tied to Risk of Human Infection

Thousands of Birds Burned Alive
On the last story, Charlie notes that as the horror of a "laying" hen is so great that, "being burned alive is probably a blessing compared to the daily torment that egg-laying hens endure."