Chick-fil-A, today is celebrating Cow Appreciation Day. It is the restaurant string that ropes the butchery of animals; an irony seemingly. Except that Chick-fil-A long praised that customers ought to "Eat More Chikin."
Regardless of innovative steps for sustaining groups that resist gay marriage, the food chain stated July 8th a holiday -- Cow Appreciation Day. Chick-fil-A is cheering citizens to disguise like a cow in order to collect a free meal.
As the company possibly paying attention on the witty publicity, they are better in one position i.e. eating cows is bad not just for the cows, but also for the environment. The Union of Concerned Scientists stated that over two percent of total heat-trapping emissions in the United States have owed to beef making single-handedly. They describe that “Global warming is first and foremost a difficulty of extra carbon dioxide in the air. This carbon excess is due to mostly as we burn up fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas or cut down and burn forests. There are many heat-trapping gases (from methane to water vapor), but CO2 causes the most hazard of permanent alteration, if it keeps on accumulating unchecked in the air.”
The procedure of butchering cows for utilization creates emissions corresponding to those released by 24 million cars, or 33 coal-fired power plants in a year.
But cows aren't the only ones required to be protected. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, "chickens are questionably the most battered living things on the planet." Approximately, over 8 billion chickens are eaten each year in the U.S., and without laws caring chickens from misuse, reports explain some animals spend their lives in dreadful circumstances.
Last December, the Humane Society of the U.S. stated that the largest manufacturer of fresh eggs in the country, Cal-Maine, had farms involved in merciless behavior against chickens. Their surreptitiously journalist found:
"Birds intended in cage wires, powerless to attain food or water. Cage wires can trap hens' wings, necks, legs and feet, resulting other birds to crush the damaged animals, more often than not consequential in a slow, painful death.
"Abandoned hens. Live birds were itinerant remote of their cages, some diminishing into manure pits.
"Injuries. Birds had bloody feet and broken legs from cage wires.
"Overcrowding injuries. Cal-Maine crams multiple birds into one cage, giving each hen only 67 square inches of cage space -- less than a sheet of paper on which to live for more than a year.
"Eggs covered in blood and feces."
According to MSNBC, Cal-Maine answered that it "gives all of its patrons the option of cage-free eggs." This shows an important issue -- the purchaser. If the stipulate for a cooking remains, it is difficult to stamp out the item for consumption. If there is a claim for chicken and beef, then chickens and cows will most likely continue to be slaughtered. For today though, perhaps consider embracing Chick-fil-A's odd holiday, and be grateful for a (living) cow.