I'm Leah Garces of Compassion in World Farming. We just worked with two whistleblower factory farmers to expose how the chicken industry's 'contract system' is rigged against farmers, animals, and the public. AMA.
Late last year, two contract farmers for the 2nd biggest chicken company in the U.S. contacted me, ready to blow the whistle on the industry. They opened up their farms to the public (against their company’s rules) to show what the ‘contract system’ has done to them, the animals, and public health. This video is the result. Essentially, their contracts demand that they raise chickens to be as big as possible, as quickly as possible. This has created a race to the bottom, which has led to poor animal welfare and increased disease, which can put the public at risk.
AMA about how this contract system hurts farmers, chickens, or the public.
EDIT: That was a wild ride ya'll! Thanks for asking such good questions and caring about changing our food system. After five hours of furious typing, I'm signing out. Thank you!! Until next time!