VegNews Daily

Animated Graph Shows Chickens’ Unnatural Growth

A graph on countinganimals.com lets you see how the size of chickens has increased dramatically over the years, while their lives have been cut short.

It’s no secret that the hormones and antibiotics administered to factory farm chickens make them grow unnaturally large, but now people can visualize how much the animal industry is altering Mother Nature in an animated graph created by countinganimals.com. The graph shows how the average lifespan of a chicken has been significantly shortened since the 1950s while their average weight has increased exponentially. According to countinganimals.com, in 1920, a chicken was slaughtered at about 112 days, weighing in at approximately 2.2 pounds, but today, the animals are killed at approximately 47 days old, and they weigh 5.89 pounds. The site reports that this rapid growth rate is equivalent to a child weighing 500 pounds by his or her tenth birthday.

 Comments

IKEA to Introduce Vegan Swedish Meatballs

After being pressured by the animal-rights community, furniture superstore will roll out vegan meatballs this spring.
Read More »

Introducing the Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund

New non-profit's mission is to expose cruelty via mainstream media.
Read More »

Dairy Industry Launches Anti-Vegan-Milk Campaign

With plummeting sales, dairy milk industry says “enough is enough.”
Read More »

Chipotle Mexican Grill Promotes Vegan Option

Popular Mexican eatery encourages public to try its tofu option.
Read More »

Award-Winning Vegan Restaurant To Close Its Doors

San Francisco's famed Millennium Restaurant will shut down this April after losing lease.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »