Wednesday, March 21, 2012

KFC's new genetically-engineered chickens created without feathers or feet!

The following article was supplied by The Back Benchers Team) See the slideshow of genetically-modified organisms,including this featherless chicken, by Reuters here.

(Before you read this article, GMP did not write this article. This article has been SHARED for discussion purposes. We have included additional information, science and news site links, explanations, and GMP's own comments on this article. Although Snopes and a number of other sites have confirmed that KFC still refers to their "products" as chickens, the photographs provided here (via Reuters), show that there is no doubt, genetically-modified chickens have been created in order to increase profits, and lessen the quality of life of the animals used in the food industry. The chicken photographs from Reuters (and attached image explanation) are not manipulated or fake. These feather-less, sad chickens exist, and they do not, except for these quick snapshots provided, walk happily outside with the grass beneath their feet. A few moments outside and these creatures would suffer sunburn like we would never have experienced! If you would like to find out more about animal experimentation, please check out these links - Why animal testing is unscientific as well as inhumane here or download your free ebook on the subject of animal testing here. - GMP Publisher)

"Have you ever seen KFC chicken? Chicken no feathers no feet!" Article by The Back Benchers

First of all, has anybody noticed that just recently, the company has changed their name?
Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC. Does anybody know why? We thought the real reason was because of the “FRIED” food issue.

No not because of FRIED issue

KFC is very Popular all over world. Do they really know what you are eating? During a recent study of KFC done at the University of New Hampshire , they found some very upsetting facts.

Have you ever seen KFC chicken?
Do you know why name change Kentucky Fried Chicken has become KFC.

The reason why they call it KFC is because they can not use the word chicken anymore. Why? KFC does not use real chickens. They actually use genetically manipulated organisms. These so called “chickens” are kept alive by tubes inserted into their bodies to pump blood and nutrients throughout their structure. They have no beaks, no feathers, and no feet. Their bone structure is dramatically shrunk to get more meat out of them. This is great for KFC.


They do not have to pay so much for their production costs. There is no more plucking of the feathers or the removal of the beaks and feet. The government has told them to change all of their menus so they do not say chicken anywhere. If you look closely you will notice this. Listen to their commercials, I guarantee you will not see or hear the word chicken. I find this matter to be very disturbing.

(Note: Publisher: Great Mystery Publishing - Though tampering with genetics in such drastic ways as shown by these photographs is not acceptable, these genetically-engineered chickens are still chickens. They are creatures still capable of feeling pain, happiness, sadness, comfort and caring. In Australia, KFC has been promoting their free range chicken line, but this does not negate the terrible and inevitable slaughter that awaits these animals. The sad truth is, even most regular chickens live their shortened lives in horrific, tiny cages, wire beneath their feet, never to feel the softness of grass, or sunlight or breeze upon their skin. Factory farming sacrifices our compassion and integrity in the pursuit of the almighty dollar. Factory farming also degrades the environment, and our health, producing poor quality food in such quantities that we eat more than our body requires; resulting in the suffering and death of billions of animals each year.

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." - Martin Luther King, Jr. (Of course in the above case, the oppressed have no voice except the ones we give them. Are you a voice for the silent oppressed?)

Check out how REAL chickens look, and live naturally, in the clip below.



Dr. Neal Barnard discusses chicken contamination and “fecal soup”.

Beatrice Arthur on KFC


More relevant links worth checking out -
http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/developmentapprovalprocess/geneticengineering/geneticallyengineeredanimals/default.htm ,
pdf book on “The advances in Genetic Engineering - http://www.icgeb.org/~bsafesrv/pdffiles/Aricle%202_7.pdf,
http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/what-we-do/Food/,
Pros and Cons of Genetic-engineering by Professor Lynn J. Frewer http://www.eadgene.info/Portals/0/Events/Industry%20Days%202009/Pres14_GM_project_Lynn_Frewer.pdf ,
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/photos/12-bizarre-examples-of-genetic-engineering/mad-science,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_organism,
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/genetically-engineered-salmon-176698781.html,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factory_farming
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-27/kfc-to-pay-248m-over-girl27s-brain-damage/3976690
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/kfc-expired-chicken-lawsuit_n_1435133.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/kfc-to-pay-8m-damages-for-poisoning-20120427-1xpmx.html

Cruelty Free World
CHICKENS are STARVED for 5-14 days to increase EGG productivity - legally - in the United States. FORCED MOLTING: "The egg industry exploits this natural process by forcing an entire flock to molt simultaneously. This is done to manipulate the marketplace and to pump a few hundred more eggs out of exhausted hens when it is deemed cheaper to "recycle" them rather than immediately slaughter them after a year of relentless egg- laying on a calcium-deficient diet. To trigger the physiological shock of the forced molt, a University of California poultry researcher (Donald Bell) recommends the removal of all food for no less than five days and as long as fourteen days. Survivors may be force-molted two or three times, based on economics. At any given time over 6 million hens in the U.S. are being systematically starved in their cages, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Peter Dun, an animal scientist from Scotland, said hens are force molted in the United States "until their combs turn blue." *Please learn more: http://www.upc-online.org/molting/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forced_molting http://thecleanse.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/some-disturbing-news-about-organic-meat-products/forced-molting/ **END ANIMAL AGRICULTURE...LIVE VEGAN** ~ via KC










22 comments:

  1. I cant wait for the Halfman Halfbird Beings call all these cronies to task. We have a world about to change bigger than any movie screen story so far for real. Genetics is good for sustenance of the being in kind as the self repairing stem cell. Not good in unkind acts of material manipulation for products of consumption and deferring from the truth in which is in balance or harmony with natural form. These are just players on a market where deeper and much more advanced is the development of our species that most of us are pretty much unaware of. However science does hold the key to instrument great much needed change.. for the better of course.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Harry. Science can be an invaluable tool to human advancement but science without compassion could never be considered true progress.

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    2. Do you actually think that stem cells, when legalized and broguth to its full potential, will not be a product for comsumption?

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    3. That's a hard question to answer. Scientists have produced "meat" from cells, but at this point, the cost is prohibitive. I think it may be a very good option for pet food in the future (when the cost is comparable to regular food) for people who don't eat meat themselves but need to feed meat to their pet cats (cats are carnivores, dogs are omnivores like humans). It will be interesting to see where these scientific breakthroughs lead humanity.

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  2. http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/kfc.asp

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    1. Thank you for your comment and link, Daniel. You may not have noticed that Snopes was mentioned at the beginning of this article. Regardless of whether KFC has been involved in the genetic-engineering of these featherless birds, these birds DO exist. The photos shown on this post are one hundred percent real. You will find more images and information on these poor birds if you google these images. These birds were "genetically-designed" for chicken breeders and "manufacturers", to help producers save money on keeping their "products" cool. Chicken producers spend a lot of money on keeping the chickens from dying from heat stress; not for animal welfare reasons, but so the chicken producers can make more money because if the chicken dies in the shed, they cannot legally sell it to the meat consumer.) Snopes is a reputable site, however in this case, they have been duped into believing these poor birds do not exist. For the sake of animal welfare, I hope that their stance on this genuine situation changes.

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    2. Please link to proof that these are real chickens and not photoshopped. First you say OMG KFC ARE EVIL! Then admit that maybe KFC weren't involved but OMG THERE REALLY ARE MUTANT CHICKENS! C'mon. Do you reasearch.

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    3. Dear "Anonymous", it is interesting you would prefer not to include your real name in your comment and post anonymously. Doesn't seem to show you have much faith in the validity of your comment or your own qualifications to make your particular statement. If you have had anything to do with animal welfare, or know anything about genetic-engineering, you would know that these photographs are real chickens manipulated by "scientists", not photo-shopped. If you look closely at the images above, you will see the original source of these photos is "Reuters", and also noted is information regarding the University that actually developed these particular birds. If you would like to inform yourself a little on these topics, please feel free to visit our hopeandjoynetwork pages on animal research here - http://hopeandjoynetwork.weebly.com/animal-testing.html and http://hopeandjoynetwork.weebly.com/free-book-why-animal-testing-is-unscientific.html. By the way, animal cruelty continues because we prefer to believe that such atrocities are not being committed, or as put in earlier times, "keeping your head in the sand.". Or in the case of global warming, as Al Gore so eloquently put it, we prefer to ignore or dispute "The Inconvenient Truth".
      SD - Great Mystery Publishing
      www.greatmysterypublishing.com

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  3. Could we please have some evidence that KFC are using these horror chickens as you suggest? I'm afraid this article contains nothing but speculation about these chickens (not talking about those pictured) and as people are now touting your post as fact, it would be nice to have a little fact to back this rather sensationalist claim. I'm unaware of any scientific process that COULD so drastically change an animal.
    Further to that, mankind has been altering animals or our own means for thousands of years. I'm not condoning it, but it's a bit hypocritical to be sat at a computer deploring featherless chickens when your pedigree dog is laying at your feet wheezing because we've bred for cute squashed up noses.

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    1. Thank you for you comment, Robynne.

      To make this a little simpler for everyone who has the same concerns, I will reply in point form.
      1. This article was supplied the Back Benchers, not written by me or anyone from Great Mystery Publishing, as noted above.
      2. The reason for supplying this article was to highlight the cruelty we humans are inflicting upon animals in order to increase profits, and increase human food production. We produce enormous quantities of low quality food, to the detriment of human health, and to the detriment of the well-being of non-human animals.
      3. The original photo of featherless chickens and a selection of other genetically-modified animals can be found in a reuters slideshow here -http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXTZ7A
      3. In reference to your mention of dog breeding to develop a dog with a pug nose. I find this type of manipulation of animals, whether it is through genetic-engineering or breeding, cruel and unnecessary. I adopt only shelter animals or stray/rescued animals, and would never buy from a breeder or online pet store. So many animals die because of our companion animal over-population problem, fuelled by, once again, the greed for money, to produce more cats and dogs to sell for money.
      4. It is true that humans have been cross-breeding select animals to enhance the physical qualities of domesticated animals, humans find “desirable” and useful, since humans stopped living a nomadic existence and set up agricultural societies. My personal preference is nature’s approach, and I’m sure Darwin would agree.
      5. The reposting of this article was not to target KFC. Mass chicken production as a whole, is an industry fraught with animal welfare issues, not simply the genetic creation of sad, featherless birds, but the more common issue of these poor birds being crammed so tight into tiny cages, their lives is one of pain and suffering. It was revealed not so long ago, that KFC along with other factory farming operations, fed their birds and animals a mixture of meal which included the animals’ own excrement. At least 30% of their diet was processed excrement. For more information, check out this article - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factory_farming

      6. Although a number of relevant links have already been included in the original article, and in this response, please check out the following links which cover related information on genetic-modification.

      http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/developmentapprovalprocess/geneticengineering/geneticallyengineeredanimals/default.htm ,
      pdf book on “The advances in Genetic Engineering - http://www.icgeb.org/~bsafesrv/pdffiles/Aricle%202_7.pdf,
      http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/what-we-do/Food/,
      Pros and Cons of Genetic-engineering by Professor Lynn J. Frewer http://www.eadgene.info/Portals/0/Events/Industry%20Days%202009/Pres14_GM_project_Lynn_Frewer.pdf ,
      http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/photos/12-bizarre-examples-of-genetic-engineering/mad-science,
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_organism, and
      http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/genetically-engineered-salmon-176698781.html

      And finally, if anyone has a relevant link to share, please include your find in the comment section. Great Mystery Publishing welcomes everyone’s input and view, however, please keep your comments polite and useful, as abusive comments will be removed.

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  4. If these "mutant organisms" are just hooked up to tubes to survive and grow, only to become food, how do they reproduce? Are new organisms trucked in from the secret KFC science lab each time they pull the plug on ripe ones? That seems like it would be vastly expensive.
    KFC sells more than 700 million chickens each year. How could producing freakish footless, beakless, featherless things be more cost-effective? And although I haven't eaten at a KFC in decades (and find their food disgusting), I call bull.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Laurie. Great Mystery Publishing’s viewpoint on this subject are as follows 1. GMP agrees with Snopes that KFC still refers to its chickens as chickens, not simply products. 2. GMP believes that KFC still uses actual birds, however, it is not proven whether they are using the genetically-engineered featherless chickens (which do exist) as shown in the photographs provided by Reuters, or the feathered birds shown in the kfc video clip in the original post above; a clip that reveals the deplorable conditions these poor birds are kept and killed, which is obviously a dire animal welfare issue. 3. GMP is aware that previously, KFC was found out to have been feeding their birds, food made up of more than 30% of the birds' own excrement. 4. Genetically-modified featherless chickens are currently used by many “chicken producers”. 5. Genetically-engineered, or genetically-modified (or as you stated “mutant”) organisms do actually exist. Scientists in laboratories have been artificially-manipulating the genes of various animals, to clone, or change drastically various creatures and plant matter for many years. Check out these relevant links: FDA’s own website http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/GeneticEngineering/GeneticallyEngineeredAnimals/ucm113605.htm and Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulation_of_genetic_engineering .
      6. If you don’t believe in “mutant organisms”, check out this poor mouse which was created in a laboratory with a human ear on its back here – photograph here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacanti_mouse and ABC tv science article on the subject of the mouse and genetic engineering here - http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2006/06/02/1644154.htm

      7. In recent years, scientists have developed a process in which meat can be grown from cells in laboratories. This meat does not reproduce, it is manufactured. Various links to the topic of growing meat from cells (and tubes) can be found here – BBC News - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16972761
      CNN - http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/13/tech/innovation/lab-grown-meat,
      The Guardian Newspaper - http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/22/fake-meat-scientific-breakthroughs-research, ABC TV - http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3470203.htm, Wikipedia and invitro meat - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_meat
      8. If food producers provided meat that was grown, rather than the carcasses of animals raised in cruel conditions and slaughtered by barbaric means, it would reduce animal abuse by over 24 billion animals per year, and make the eating of (lab) meat, a step forward for compassion and free up a great deal of land and resources for more worthy applications...

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    2. Dear, I read in Readers Digest about this genetic engineered product (this chicken as above image) used by KFC. I don't remember actual period of article but suppose it was published before the year 1990. The purpose was cost cutting and increase quantity of meat in one bird.
      I am not only on the contrary to test on animal/birds but also genetic engineering for food stuff specially. I am not vegetarian but much conscious of meat/beaf/chicken or cross breeds (where a chance of Pig ingredient always remain). Now there is another develpment in the shape of "Lab Meat". As the word used for defines the origin so think how it would be good to human health. Remember this is the age of Commercialization. Injurious matterials are fed with a little warning "may cause to _____________". Use at own risk. Best examples are Alcohol and Tobacco.
      Rather discuss on blogs it would be better to know the origins of products (ingredients of edibles specially).

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  5. So can this damage my health by eating this?

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    1. Thanks for your question, Aman. Since processed meats have been linked with cancer (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/22/if-you-eat-processed-meats-youre-risking-your-life.aspx) , and GE food has been linked to cancer, logic dictates that eating Genetically-Engineered meats is not good for your health.
      "GM corn variety 'cannot be regarded as safe': Author of study linking food to cancer issues new attack. Study found rats eating GM corn NK603 suffered higher risk of tumours. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2236219/GM-corn-variety-regarded-safe-Dr-Gilles-Eric-S-ralini-hits-critics.html#ixzz2MCO72hMR :
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/28/study-gm-maize-cancer ;
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/14900707/gm-corn-gave-rats-cancer-study-finds/

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  6. Chickens have the brain the size of pea, who cares.

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    1. If our degree of compassion was proportionate to the size of one's brain, we would care for elephants and dolphins more than we would for humans. According to scientific studies, chickens have been found to be as smart as monkeys. Please read here - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/chickens-as-smart-as-monkeys-say-scientists-242908, http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/23/cluck-you-chickens-arent-dumb/11446/ and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8370301/Chickens-are-capable-of-feeling-empathy-scientists-believe.html ...for examples, which is more than can be said for some humans.

      "Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind." - Albert Schweitzer

      "A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." - Albert Einstein

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  7. Motified DNA is only in theory now. we still don't have the technique to make this real happened. if it become to real, it would be a very expensive chicken, there is no point KFC would use this chicken. as someone said, do some research, please.

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  8. scientists spend years working on the project and investor also spend a lot of money to support the research. do you think it would be very cheap if this kind of chicken become to real? of course not, it has to be extremely expensive, and it is a very stupid idea to buy this chicken for food business. please use your mind, don't always believe when someone told you a story.

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    1. Of course, the development of such chickens would have involved financial grants to scientists in the first place, and the cost would have been prohibitive if they only bred ONE chicken! In the United States alone, 7 BILLION chickens are "grown" and slaughtered each year for the food industry, so I think you can be quite sure they are making a handsome profit, despite the initial expense. Genetic engineering is commonplace as a most foods today (except for natural, organic, and homegrown food) has been scientifically altered, and all these products involved initial expense in order to serve their end goal to generate a larger profit. By the way, if you don't believe scientists can alter animals in such a way, please click on the links provided earlier in this post that show other genuine (and widely known) examples of genetic engineering, including the growing of a human ear on the back of a mouse:; so taking even that one example into consideration, growing sad chickens with no feathers is not only feasible, but relatively simple. These links are to recognized science sites.

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  9. and me without my tinfoil hat and copy of catcher in the rye...

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  10. You're all idiots.

    Much love,

    Graduate students of BSc Animal Sciences.

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