U.S. Chicken Farms Are So Filthy, Meat Has to Be Washed With Chlorine Before Sale

The prospect of American chickens being imported into the UK has sparked outrage as a horrifying fact about U.S. poultry farming comes to light: factory farming conditions are so dirty and disgusting, the chicken meat must be washed with chlorine before sale.

Chlorine water is routinely sprayed all over U.S. chicken meat, believe it or not, as a way to destroy pathogens and other harmful compounds that are rampant in America’s disgusting factory farms. Most of Europe has much higher standards than the U.S. when it comes to rearing animals for meat production, hence why American meat typically isn’t welcomed there.

But now that the U.K. is “independent” from the E.U. governance, it’s apparently open game for American imports – including potentially disease-ridden chicken meat that, in addition to possibly containing harmful bacteria, is loaded with bleach chemicals that are harmful to human health.

“Not surprisingly, there has been tremendous pushback by European activists who don’t want chlorine-washed U.S. chicken consumed in their countries,” reports NaturalHealth365.com. “However, awareness about the horrors of factory farming is spreading across the U.S. as well.”

U.S. chickens are an “abomination of nature”

While chickens were created to roam the open pastures, foraging for worms, bugs, and other tasty treats, the way they’re typically raised in America eliminates all of these necessities. Most factory farms that house chickens in the U.S. are grossly overpopulated, with chickens crammed into cages and never allowed to see natural sunlight.

Such horrific living conditions cause these chickens to become stressed, diseased, and ripe for contamination. NaturalHealth365.com‘s Dena Schmidt calls the end product an “abomination of nature,” and she’s exactly right.

“They are overweight, oversized, and live crammed together in close quarters in large warehouses,” writes Schmidt about the average American chicken. “Since the chickens are bred for breast meat, they become overweight and top heavy. Many are unable to even stand – due to the excess weight – and spend most of their lives squatting or sitting.”

As much as 97 percent of American chicken meat is treated with chlorine before being sold

Keep in mind that this is the norm, and not the exception. Even “organic” chickens are raised in such conditions if not allowed access to open pastures – “pasture-raised” being something that you’ll want to keep an eye out for on the label whenever purchasing chicken meat.

Chances are if it’s on the grocery store shelf, it came from chicken raised in cages full of filth and disease. This is why as much as 97 percent of all U.S. chicken meat is now treated with chlorine before being shipped off to the supermarket for sale to the public.

As pointed out by Schmidt, this is actually necessary because there are currently no restrictions on the level of urine and feces allowed in chicken meat, which means that you’re probably consuming bleach “sanitized” product whenever you eat U.S.-based chicken meat.

Another thing that makes chicken meat toxic is all of the genetically-modified (GMO) feed chickens are typically fed throughout the U.S. This “fake food” adds insult to injury for an already disastrous situation as it pertains to the quality and safety of American chicken meat.

“Eating factory farmed poultry means exposure to a veritable toxic soup of chemicals to which the birds have been exposed,” she warns. “The only way to avoid this is by steering clear of chicken that’s grown via factory farming and instead eating organic, genuinely free-range chickens.”

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