Shall We Gather at the River MOVIE TRAILER

From The Bovine:

A heart stopping new documentary, “Shall We Gather at the River” has just been released which exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. The health and environmental damage documented in today’s factory farms far exceeds the damage that Sinclair could have imagined a century ago. Some scientists have condemned current factory farm practices, calling them “mini Chernobyls.”

In the meantime, something else from The Bovine that will put you off factory farming: US cows are being fed chicken shit. Literally.

Here’s what we do know. Canada has banned this practice. The United States has not banned the practice of feeding chicken manure to cattle – quite the opposite in fact. You can find the following recommendation from the University of West Virginia (as an example) on the web by simply Googling ‘feeding chicken litter’:

“Alternative Roughages

The following rations are based on free choice feeding and is adequate for both dry and lactating cows. Because chicken litter is high in minerals, no salt or minerals need to be fed with this ration.

70% chicken litter

30% hay”

2 thoughts on “Shall We Gather at the River MOVIE TRAILER

  1. Sean August 14, 2009 at 11:44

    My scheduled stop at the burger joint for lunch this afternoon has been canceled.

    Seriously, I did not know they were feeding chicken crap to cattle.

    As to factory farming in general, just as a question, would we be able to feed a large population (most of whom do nothing in the way of raising any food for themselves) without some form of it?

  2. Francois Tremblay August 14, 2009 at 16:39

    Yea, pretty bad huh?

    “As to factory farming in general, just as a question, would we be able to feed a large population (most of whom do nothing in the way of raising any food for themselves) without some form of it?”

    Yes, but obviously it would be necessary for more people to raise food. The current capitalist system has eliminated farming and consolidated everything under big factories. Naturally, when those are absorbed in the economy, and when wages are made equal, we should expect more people to want to work at raising food again.

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