We’re in This (Chicken) Shit Together

This β€œzine” (little magazine) was made for an environmentally-conscious, but still carnivorous, audience. There will be no conversion-tactics here, just chickens telling stories.

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Some additional resources:

Product Labels To Look For:
● https://awionline.org/content/consumers-guide-food-labels-and-animal-welfare
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/31/dining/animal-welfare-labels.html
● https://www.consumerreports.org/food-labels/seals-and-claims/american-humane-certified
● https://www.vox.com/22838160/animal-welfare-labels-meat-dairy-eggs-humane-humanewashing

Brands to Avoid, and Why:
● http://crueltyfreeinvesting.org/ten-worst-companies/
● https://www.mightyearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Flunking-the-Planet-Americas-Leading-Food-Companies-Fail-on-Sustainable-Meat.pdf
Band Checking Tool
● https://www.aspca.org/shopwithyourheart/consumer-resources/shop-your-heart-grocery-list
● https://www.aspca.org/news/how-do-you-avoid-factory-farmed-products-well-walk-you-through-it

Costs of Factory Farming:
● https://sentientmedia.org/factory-farms/

Environmental Costs of Factory Farming:
● https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/12/4/20993654/chicken-beef-climate-environment-factory-farms

Inhumane Practices:
● https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/24/real-cost-of-roast-chicken-animal-welfare-farms
● https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-poll-reveals-chicken-consumers-would-switch-brands-and-pay-more-for-meat-to-avoid-current-standard-industry-practice-of-live-shackle-slaughter-reports-the-humane-league-301177228.html
● https://thehumaneleague.org/article/chick-culling
Toe Trimming:
● https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032579119325064

Cost of Factory Farming to Farm Workers:
● https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/human-cost-chicken-farming/601687/
● https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/apr/22/chicken-farmers-big-poultry-rules
● https://www.huffpost.com/entry/plight-of-factory-farm-workers_b_5662261
● https://ffacoalition.org/articles/dangerous-conditions-factory-farms/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThe%20worst%20thing%2C%20worse%20than,to%20death%20with%20a%20pipe.

Antibiotic Resistance:
● https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/07/11/200870193/are-antibiotics-on-the-farm-risky-business

Do We Need Industrial Farming?:
● https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/28/can-we-ditch-intensive-farming-and-still-feed-the-world
● https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/feeding-9-billion/
● https://grist.org/sustainable-farming/2011-05-11-factory-farms-only-way-to-feed-the-world-no-says-science-paper/

How Will We Feed the World?:
● https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/feeding-9-billion/

Why Do Americans Eat So Much Meat?:
● https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/06/26/155720538/the-making-of-meat-eating-america
● https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/07/the-price-of-plenty-how-beef-changed-america

BOOKS
● Braiding Sweetgrass, Robil Wall Kimmerer
● The End of the Plenty, Joel. K. Bourne Jr.

FILMS
● Food Inc., 2008
● Cowspiracy, 2014
● The Last Pig, 2017

Proof Sanctuary Hen isn’t making this sh*t up:

Antibiotics & Factory Farms. (2021, November 10). As You Sow.
https://www.asyousow.org/our-work/environmental-health/antibiotics-factory-farms

A Consumer’s Guide to Food Labels and Animal Welfare. (2014). Animal Welfare
Institute. https://awionline.org/content/consumers-guide-food-labels-and-animal-welfare

A Consumer’s Guide to Food Labels and Animal Welfare. (2019). Animal Welfare
Institute. https://awionline.org/content/consumers-guide-food-labels-and-animal-welfare

Harvey, F. (2019a, February 13). Can we ditch intensive farming – and still feed the
world? The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/28/can-we-ditch-intensive-farming-and-still-feed-the-world

Harvey, F. (2019b, February 13). Can we ditch intensive farming – and still feed the
world? The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/28/can-we-ditch-intensive-farming-and-still-feed-the-world

Karsten, H., Patterson, P., Stout, R., & Crews, G. (2010a). Vitamins A, E and fatty acid
composition of the eggs of caged hens and pastured hens. Renewable Agriculture and
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Karsten, H., Patterson, P., Stout, R., & Crews, G. (2010b). Vitamins A, E and fatty acid
composition of the eggs of caged hens and pastured hens. Renewable Agriculture and
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Large-scale, Confinement Animal Feeding Operations: (2016). Alice Animal Welfare.
http://web.missouri.edu/%7Eikerdj/papers/REALECON.html

Moens, J. (2021, September 29). The worst horrors of factory farming could soon be
phased out in Europe. Vox.
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/22698265/europe-cage-ban-animal-welfare-eggs-po
rk-united-states

Sergin, S., Goeden, T., Krusinski, L., Kesamneni, S., Ali, H., Bitler, C. A., Medina-Meza,
I. G., & Fenton, J. I. (2021). Fatty Acid and Antioxidant Composition of Conventional
Compared to Pastured Eggs: Characterization of Conjugated Linoleic Acid and

Branched Chain Fatty Acid Isomers in Eggs. ACS Food Science & Technology, 1(2),
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The Grow Network. (2018, May 24). Raising Chickens on Factory Farmsβ€”The Awful
Truth. https://thegrownetwork.com/raising-chickens-factory-farms/

We Already Grow Enough Food for 10 Billion People. . . and Still Can’t End Hunger.
(2012). Food First.
https://archive.foodfirst.org/publication/we-already-grow-enough-food-for-10-billion-people-and-still-cant-end-hunger/

What happens with male chicks in the egg industry? (2018, November 9). RSPCA.
https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/what-happens-with-male-chicks-in-the-egg-industry/

Driver, K. (2016, August 5). Industrialization of Agriculture. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health.
https://www.foodsystemprimer.org/food-production/industrialization-of-agriculture/

Food system impacts on biodiversity loss. (2021, March 29). Chatham House –
International Affairs Think Tank.
https://www.chathamhouse.org/2021/02/food-system-impacts-biodiversity-loss

Garces, L. (2019, December 4). Replacing beef with chicken isn’t as good for the planet
as you think. Vox.
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/12/4/20993654/chicken-beef-climate-environment-factory-farms

Handa, Y., Fujita, H., Watanabe, Y., Honma, S., Kaneuchi, M., Minakami, H., & Kishi, R.
(2010). Does dietary estrogen intake from meat relate to the incidence of
hormone-dependent cancers? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(15_suppl), 1553.
https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2010.28.15_suppl.1553

League, T. H. (2020, November 19). New Poll Reveals Chicken Consumers Would
Switch Brands and Pay More for Meat to Avoid Current Standard Industry Practice of
Live-Shackle Slaughter, Reports The Humane League. Cision.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-poll-reveals-chicken-consumers-would-switch-brands-and-pay-more-for-meat-to-avoid-current-standard-industry-practice-of-live-shackle-slaughter-reports-the-humane-league-301177228.html

VanderWaal, K., & Deen, J. (2018). Global trends in infectious diseases of swine.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(45), 11495–11500.
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Published by Yenny

I want to share with you what I’ve learned from my work as a food rescuer and from my personal waste-reduction journey, while bringing you perspectives from my network of wise industry professionals. Let’s push full-steam ahead toward building the tools and systems we need to conserve, preserve, and value our resources.

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