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Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Horus » Fri May 08, 2009 11:47 am

Apparently, Oprah Winfrey's experiment with veganism didn't leave a
lasting impression on her.
On her Web site, she is currently offering
"The Oprah Winfrey Show/Kentucky Grilled Chicken Two-Piece Meal
Coupon." You can download a coupon good for a free meal at
participating KFCs in the U.S.:
http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20090430-tows-kfc-coupon-download

You can write to Oprah here: https://www.oprah.com/plugform.jsp?plugId=220

If you are a member of her web community, you can also post a comment
on the same page as the coupon. https://www.oprah.com/plugform.jsp?plugId=220

If you are a member of her web community, you can also post a comment
on the same page as the coupon.

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Oprah made a terrible offer to her millions of viewers on Wednesday's show
(May 5). She said she was helping everyone during this recession by
collaborating with Kentucky Fried Chicken in offering a free meal to all who
download the coupon from her website.

Please contact Oprah at http://tinyurl.com/75rvtd and tell her what you
think.

Background information:

KFC's tortures and kills over 800 million chickens a year. They and most
other chicken producers cut the beaks off hens without pain killers and drug
their chickens with antibiotics to keep them alive through conditions that
would otherwise kill them.

Chickens are treated horribly and they are very unhealthy. They are crammed
by the thousands into filthy, dark buildings loaded with bacteria, bird flu
viruses, toxic funguses, and poisonous gases that burn their eyes, their
skin and their lungs. With no sunshine, fresh air, or normal activities,
chickens develop painful skeletal deformities, soft watery muscles,
pus-filled lungs, and heart disease.

Every year tens of millions of chickens die slowly and painfully of diseases
and injuries
because letting them die is cheaper than providing even minimal
veterinary care. Worldwide, 46 billion chickens are eaten each year; over
98% of those are factory farmed. At a very young age (they would be still
called puppies if they were dogs), they are sent to slaughter. From the
slats of trucks they might see their first sunshine. At the slaughterhouse,
they are often scalded to death and/or skinned alive. Furthermore, chickens
are not even covered under the paltry and unenforced so-called Humane
Slaughter Act.

Disease organisms are ubiquitous in poultry-producing facilities throughout
the world, and poultry is the most common cause of food poisoning in the
home.

In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration ordered the poultry industry to
stop using the antibiotic Baytril, because its use was preventing its
human-label counterpart, Cipro, from treating people with Campylobacter
infections resulting, very frequently, from contaminated chicken and turkey
products. The poultry industry counters that limiting antibiotics in birds
raised for food actually increases Salmonella and Campylobacter
contamination, adding to the human health risk.

Campylobacteriosis - which causes severe abdominal cramps, nausea and
diarrhea and can cause a paralytic disease in people with fatal nerve damage
known as Guillain-Barre syndrome - has increased dramatically in the past 25
years.
Retail chicken products and packaging have been found "literally
dripping with campylobacter."

In 2007, Consumer Reports announced that tests on chickens purchased from
U.S. supermarkets and specialty stores in twenty-three states showed 84
percent of chickens contaminated with Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria

- a substantial increase over 2003 tests showing 49 percent of chickens
infected.

In addition, 84 percent of the Salmonella and 67 percent of the
Campylobacter bacteria showed resistance to antibiotics. Bacteria samples
from contaminated chickens tested for sensitivity to antibiotics showed
evidence of resistance "not just to individual drugs but to multiple classes
of drugs." People sickened by poultry products might therefore "need to try
several antibiotics before finding one that works," Consumer Reports
observed.

Food borne bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter don't necessarily
just "go away." They can migrate from people's intestines to other body
parts - blood, bones, nerves, organs, and joints - to cause seemingly
unrelated diseases that emerge later in life, such as arthritis.

Plans are not underway to reduce the crowding, filth and stress that sicken
birds and humans alike. Chickens have been and will continue to be rendered
genetically infirm in order to meet mass-marketing demands. Chicken houses
are larger and more densely crowded than ever, and they cannot be made
clean. Every part of the house as well as the bird's own body is a haven and
breeding ground for disease organisms.

Now as in the 1990s, only superficial solutions are promoted - food
irradiation, chlorine - the most commonly used carcass and equipment
disinfectant in the poultry industry - and other fake fixes.
Government-industry assurances notwithstanding, consumers of poultry
products risk significant health problems from handling and eating products
derived from sick, overwhelmingly stressed birds.
Nor are infectious
diseases the only illnesses to worry about. Bladder, respiratory, and skin
cancers have been linked to growth-promoting arsenic compounds in chicken
feed. The solution is to enjoy wholesome and compassionate all-vegetarian
(vegan) foods.


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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby niXon » Fri May 08, 2009 11:57 am

ALL THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW.

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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby FC » Fri May 08, 2009 11:57 am

Wish I could get a free KFC meal.



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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby niXon » Fri May 08, 2009 12:01 pm

You did once, you played in a band in a KFC store and got a family feast for free if I remember correctly.

That was, what, a month ago now right Bridget?
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Postby skeetnigguh » Fri May 08, 2009 12:01 pm

Why can't they sort this shit out over here? 2 wicked wings would be tastayyyyyy.
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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby FC » Fri May 08, 2009 12:03 pm

niXon wrote:You did once, you played in a band in a KFC store and got a family feast for free if I remember correctly.

That was, what, a month ago now right Bridget?


The good old days.



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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Horus » Fri May 08, 2009 12:29 pm

A vegan's letter to Oprah Winfrey
May 6, 2009

http://www.examiner.com/x-4348-Phoenix-Vegan-Examiner~y2009m5d6-A-vegans-letter-to-Oprah-Winfrey?cid=exrss-Phoenix-Vegan-Examiner

Hey Oprah,

I’ve actually respected you for a number of reasons, but I always thought you were a little confused when it came to diet and nutrition. There was the whole acai berry hype thing you had going on, you caused a big stir over your refusal to eat a hamburger, then the Dr. Oz rainbow diet promotion… but now you’re promoting KFC? I was like, “what?!” Scratch that: I’m still like, “what?!” How does a person who was named “Best Person of the Year” by PETA possibly use their clout to promote crappy food in complete contradiction with your promotion of healthy food/animal rights? You know, you’re not a spitting image of great health (no offense), so I was willing to overlook your own missteps and trust your good intentions based on your words. Now, I can no longer even praise your words, let alone actions.

Yeah, the economy is a little crummy right now. Yeah, people don’t have a lot of money to spend on food. But I will sooner suggest going out to the Mohave Desert and scour the land for free goji berries than suggest that anyone should spend money on supposed “food” in the form of a sentient animal’s carcass. Surely you, Oprah, know that KFC isn’t good for you. I know you do. No self-respecting acai berry lover could possibly make drive-thru runs to KFC on the side. So why? Why, Oprah, why?

Was it the money, Oprah? I thought you have plenty! I mean, I make a rather sad wage and could be making a lot more if I chose to sell meat (ie, work at a steakhouse), but come on… where are the convictions? I’m not saying you shouldn’t promote free food… but I guarantee you that if you call any health food store, they’d jump in a heartbeat to work with you. Promoting inexpensive, cheaply-made, slavery-induced chicken just ain’t the way to go. You’re doing a disservice to the health of Americans when according to the CDC, 2/3 of this country are overweight or obese.

Sigh… I’m very sad, Ms. Winfrey. I expected more from a multimillionaire who builds schools for African children on the side of running a monthly publication that tells women how to live with joy in their lives. Such a life has no room for the promotion of grilled chicken from KFC. You went from PETA’s “Person of the Year” award last year to “Sell-Out of the Month” now. I’ll only put you on the “month” list since I have hope that you’ll realize your mistake.

Just something to think about. Thanks for hearing me out, Oprah.

-Catherine Capozzi


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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby niXon » Fri May 08, 2009 12:32 pm

What is all this colour stuff. You are the reason for the recession. Costs more money to store coloured letters on the internet's servers you know. Thats why sites like youtube, google etc have everything in black, because it's free.
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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Horus » Fri May 08, 2009 1:01 pm

Come on dude, colour is free!

We have colour vision. If we don't use it, we may lose it.

Imagine spending yr life in a grey school & factory & barracks, with no colours other than grey, black, and white. (And everyone wears grey clothing.) The only time any colour enters the picture is the odd time when a fight breaks out and a bit of (shock! horror!) RED blood is spilled.

After 20 yrs of that, to see a rainbow would be orgasmic!


So let's all do our bit to add colour to the net. Who knows, they may ban it next year!

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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby anthony » Fri May 08, 2009 3:38 pm

FC wrote:
niXon wrote:You did once, you played in a band in a KFC store and got a family feast for free if I remember correctly.

That was, what, a month ago now right Bridget?


The good old days.



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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby MuscleMan » Sat May 09, 2009 10:07 pm

Horus wrote:Come on dude, colour is free!

We have colour vision. If we don't use it, we may lose it.

Imagine spending yr life in a grey school & factory & barracks, with no colours other than grey, black, and white. (And everyone wears grey clothing.) The only time any colour enters the picture is the odd time when a fight breaks out and a bit of (shock! horror!) RED blood is spilled.

After 20 yrs of that, to see a rainbow would be orgasmic!


So let's all do our bit to add colour to the net. Who knows, they may ban it next year!


The reason we dont use colour like a stabwound in a fucking gay clown is because the whole point of writing/posting on a board is to communicate a point, simply and effectively. Having to read an article that looks like a Gary Glitter party invite hurts my brain, and defeats the original purpose.

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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Horus » Sat May 09, 2009 11:34 pm

OK, point taken. But all the colour options are available, so isn't it tempting to use them sometimes?

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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Dennis from Accounts » Sat May 09, 2009 11:47 pm

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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Horus » Sat May 09, 2009 11:58 pm

Nice one Dennis.

You'll make the rainbow team yet.

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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Brinn » Sun May 10, 2009 12:20 pm

I've gotta agree, I like posts to be in black text in one size, and paragraphed if they're long. Pretty much anything else is horrible to look at.
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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby Dennis from Accounts » Sun May 10, 2009 2:02 pm

so whats this thread achually about? fat people like chicken. black people like chicken. a fat black chick loves it surprise surprise
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Re: Oprah and the chicken slaughter.

Postby xSUSPECTx » Wed May 13, 2009 10:56 am

'im oprah, i dont deal in logistics, i have a guy for that, were is he?'
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