DON’T EAT THEM
To state the obvious, the best way to help broilers is to not eat them. Even organic chickens, who may enjoy a reasonably decent life on a small farm, end up in the slaughterhouse. Should a chicken have to go through that just so you can enjoy a meal? There are plenty of tasty and nutritious things to eat that don’t cost an innocent life.
If you don’t want to stop eating chicken, then the very least you must do is to buy organic. It’ll cost you more, but that’s a price you have to pay. There is no other way. In any case, the cost of mass-produced, factory-farmed meat is ludicrously cheap and does not reflect the significant welfare and environmental costs associated with these industries.
Speak out. Use your voice. Express your opinion. Talk to your family. Talk to your friends. Ask them to try vegan alternatives. Ask them to buy organic, if they don’t want to switch. Talk to the manager of your local supermarket. Talk to the owner of your local restaurants and cafes. Ask them to stock vegan alternatives. Tell them you are withdrawing your custom until they stop stocking/serving factory farmed chicken.
Lobby your local political representatives. Ring them up. Email them. Call to see them at their weekly clinic. Be polite, be insistent, be passionate. Don’t let them fob you off. Use your social media platforms to share posts from animal rights organisations.
Join an animal rights organisation (see LINKS on this website). If there isn’t a local campaigning group in your town or locality, ask one of the animal rights or animal welfare organisations if you can do some campaigning on their behalf. Most groups will be delighted to hear from you.
BE RESOLUTE, BE STRONG
Finally, be resolute and be strong. The chickens have no voice (or none that we can hear). Let your compassionate, passionate voice be theirs!