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This Is What Happens When We Victimize Chickens
November 4, 2013

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

  1. Pink Slime is Back
  2. Famous Quote: Gary L. Francione
  3. A Close Look at a Chicken Nugget
  4. Bible verse: Luke 13:34
  5. Yes… More Sad News about Poultry
  6. This Week’s Video: Free Birds

1. Pink Slime is Back

In spite of public uproar, pink slime (a meat “product” made from processed beef trimmings treated with ammonia) is making a come back to school cafeterias in at least 7 states. Ironically, this seems to be happening in response to new nutrition guidelines for school lunches that include more fruits and veggies, and are therefore most expensive. Some states will buy pink slime to offset costs.

Please visit "Pink Slime" Is Coming Back to a School Cafeteria Near You
If we want children to grow in a healthy and compassionate world we have to contribute by also feeding our children healthy food that doesn’t involve cruelty. When we allow foods like “pink slime” to be fed to children, we are saying we don’t care about their health or how their food is produced. /p>

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
“Once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan.”
~ Gary L. Francione

3. A Close Look at a Chicken Nugget
Chicken nuggets are part of school lunches and the fast food industry, and most people are probably not aware that what they feed their children is not what it seems. Chicken nuggets are 50% or less chicken meat (muscle) and the rest is primarily fat, blood vessels, nerve tissue, connective tissue and bone spicules.

Please visit 40 Percent of Your Chicken Nugget Is Meat. The Rest Is...
A chicken nugget is nothing else that the very processed remains of a tortured being. Of course it’s not a healthy food, but most importantly it’s not a food that aligns with Christian values and beliefs of compassion, mercy and stewardship. It’s time we make animal products a thing of the past.

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Luke 13:34
How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!
Jesus compared his love for us to a hen’s love for her chicks. So how deeply must a hen be able to love! However, chickens raised for food are treated as mere commodities, making a mockery of God’s love for His/Her Creation.

5. Yes… More Sad News about Poultry
The flesh of poultry raised for food contains much more than what consumers want as it has been found to contain pus, feces, bleach and harmful bacteria. Sadly, the USDA’s answer to this problem is far from a solution. They basically let slaughterplants self-inspect and allow even more chemicals to be used in poultry.

Please visit New USDA rule allows hidden feces, pus, bacteria and bleach in conventional poultry  

6. This Week’s Video: Free Birds
"Free Birds", an animated movie scheduled to premier Nov 1,  tells the story of two turkeys who travel back in time to the first "Thanksgiving Day" in hopes of putting an end to the barbaric and senseless tradition of eating turkey. This movie will hopefully touch the hearts and minds of viewers, and raise awareness about the suffering of 45 million turkeys who are slaughtered every year in the U.S. for tradition.

Please visit Hollywood Draws Attention to Turkey Slaughter in Free Birds to read more about it and watch the trailer. Please share as well!

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