* From Alternative Health Directory, http://selene.com/healthlink/index.html, Vancouver, BC.
   *
As many as 19,000 broiler birds may be raised in a 1,635 square-meter barn. This is less than a square
      feet per bird and this space decreases as the bird matures. (* Editor: Take a 12 inch / 30 cm ruler and
      measure out a square on the floor.  That is the space that a broiler chicken has to live on).
   * There are 27 chemicals licensed for use in chicken feed, which includes hormones and antibiotics.  All
      these chemicals along with PCB's and those chemicals that are not allowed may accumulate in the flesh
      of these animals.  The chicken you eat can contain the residue of many toxic chemicals.

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From www.earthsave.org/news/chicken.htm
  *  Meat inspectors (USA) are among the most outspoken critics of the status quo.  In two recent reports
      by GAP, inspector depositions make clear that unsanitary conditions are rampant in the industry.  With
      the chicken itself, inspectors report that:
      ** Up to 25 percent of slaughtered chickens on the inspection line are covered with faeces, bile and
          feed.
      **Shipments of meat as large as 25,000 pounds are contaminated with everything from black grease
          and metal shards to digestive contents and dead insects. [14] In one case, inspectors retained 14,000
          pounds of chicken speckled with metal flakes, 5,000 pounds of rancid chicken necks and 721
          pounds of green chicken that made employees gag from the smell.
      **Animals that are dead or diseased are slaughtered anyway and end up in the supermarket.
      **Chickens are soaked in chlorine baths to remove slime and ordor. [15]
Government Accountability
          Project, "Fighting Filth on the Kill Floor: A Matter of Life and Death for America's Families,"
          Nov. 9, 1995, p
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Quotes from articles found in the Internet on factory-chickens
* Extracts from "101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian" 1998 Edition by Pamela Rice
  
Reason 9: In the US, farm animals receive 30 times the antibiotics that people do--not so much to treat
   an infection, but to make animals grow faster on less feed.  Though perfectly legal, the practice is, in
   effect, promoting the selection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  Some of these bacteria can cause
   human diseases that physicians are finding difficult to treat.  The practice is adding to the general
   worldwide crisis of drug-resistant disease.
  
Reason 66: In today's slaughterhouse the strategy is to pump out animal flesh the cheapest way possible
   and then worry about hygiene later.  Antidotes to the consequences of fast and dirty operations come in
   many forms and have become an industry in and of themselves.  Today we have acidic solutions,
   carcass misting, alkaline solution sprays and food irradiation.  The industry also awaits the "promise"
   of what it calls probiotics, technologies that in various ways will eliminate pathogens from the
   intestinal tracts of animals; pathogens that were incubated by factory farming in the first place.
  
Reason 96: An USDA microbiogist declared in a Time magazine story on processed poultry that "the
   final product is no different than if you stuck it in the toilet and ate it".  No wonder: a 1978 USDA rule
   allows poultry processors to wash contaminated birds rather than discard them or cut away affected
   parts.  "Wash", as interpreted by the poultry industry, means "communal dunk" in what amounts to
   virtual fecal soup that ensures salmonella cross-contamination.
Extracts from the Fact Sheet on Intensive Farming written and produced by the staff of
    Naturewatch, 122 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 7JX Broiler Chickens

    A broiler is an intensively reared chicken bred for its meat and destined for the "oven ready" market.
    About 800 million broiler chickens are bred and slaughtered every year in the UK.  The birds are hatched
    in incubators and almost immediately transported to the broiler unit where they are housed on a layer of
    wood shavings.  Environmental factors in the broiler units are carefully controlled to ensure optimum
    growth conditions.  Dim lights are left on 23 hours a day which encourages feeding.  The chicks are
    kept in sheds housing 15,000 to 100,000 birds where they grow at about twice the normal rate due to
    the addition of growth-promoting antibiotics to the feed.  It takes only two people to look after 100,000
    birds.
*Premature Sexual Maturation of Human Children, Copyright 1996 Leading Edge Research
 
In 1982, two years after the Reagan-Bush administration was elected, the February issue of the Journal
  of the Puerto Rican Medical Association reported on a growing number of cases of premature sexual
  development of children, which included cases of children from one to five years old, male and female,
  with enlarged breasts, accelerated puberty, vaginal bleeding in five years old girls, and other similar
  problems.  If this happened to one of your children, how would you feel?
[1] Saenz de Rodriguez, Dr.
  C.A., Journal of the Puerto Rican Medical Association, Feb. 1982.
All the above articles are in the public domain.  We make no representation on the truth or accuracy of the articles nor are we representing that the agricultural practices in Malaysia are in any way similar or identical to those illustrated in the articles.  Readers must use their own discretion.  Some of the articles were written some years back and management practices have shown tremendous improvement in many countries in particular Europe, New Zealand and Australia.  Our intention in presenting these articles here is to demonstrate what can go wrong when we relinguish our right to healthy wholesome and safe food to corporations and "faceless  others".  Concerned communities can promote the growth of CSA or Community Supported Agriculture.  Articles on CSA are readily available in the internet.  DQ Clean Chicken is willing to work with any community on CSA.  DQ Clean Chicken is willing to meet any consumer of its products so that you can meet talk and get to know the people behind DQ Clean Chicken.
* Ask Dr. Weil ( www.drweil.com ) 28/8/96:
   Can Animal Hormones Harm Kids?
   Q.
A friend told me her 9-year-old daughter already has had her first period, as have most of her
        classmates! She says it's because of the estrogen they consume form additives in dairy and beef.
        Is this true? Are these girls typical? -- Terry McMahon
  
A. (Published 28/8/96) You're correct that the onset of menstruation has been getting progressively
        earlier among girls in the United States.  No one is sure of why, but one possibility is that
        commercially produced meat and milk products contain residues of growth-promoting hormones.
        These have estrogenic activity, so they could stimulate early menstruation.  Some years ago, there
        was an epidemic of premature puberty in very young girls (under 4 years old) in Puerto Rico. This
        was traced to chicken carrying unusually high residues of estrogenic hormones.
  she came to say goodbye
  while in a coma
  two nights before she died
  at age thirty six
  from breast cancer. They say
  it's God's punishment
  for a life freely lived.
  They know nothing of
  God's wrath these interlopers
  in God's garden.
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