From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 1997:
Prisoned Chickens Poisoned Eggs:
An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry
by Karen Davis
Book Publishing Company, Box 99, Summertown, TN 38483),
1996. 175 pages, referenced and indexed. $12.95 paperback.
The Great House of Birds:
Classic Writings About Birds
edited by John Hay
Sierra Club Books (85 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105), 1996.
306 pages, hardcover, $24.00.
Next time you gobble down an egg or a chicken nugget, if you
ever do, consider the birds: housed in overcrowded and dangerous “factory”
barns, their beaks cut off, their wings clipped, overfed, underexcersized,
never seeing the light of the sun, from hatching to slaughter.
While people are chastized for their misuse of antibiotics, which
apparently has encouraged the evolution of untreatable SuperBugs, very
little is said about antibiotic overdosing of chickens, and other food animals.