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Eating Chicken Gives Your Kid A Small Penis

Published on September 16, 2011 by   ·   5 Comments Pin It
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This new study (watch video below) claims that eating chicken during pregnancy may affect the size and development of boy fetus’s penis and scrotum due to phthalate contamination of the meat. If this (coupled with the obvious ethical, health, and environmental reasons)  isn’t enough to get off the bird-guzzling, we aren’t sure what is.


Some birds miss the blades that cut their throats and enter scalding tanks while fully conscious. IMAGE VIA COK

Chickens killed for their flesh in the United States are bred and drugged to grow so quickly that their hearts, lungs, and limbs often can’t keep up. Read more about chickens. Hens used for eggs live six or seven to a battery cage the size of a file drawer, thousands of which are stacked tier upon tier in huge, filthy warehouses. Read more about laying hens.  Egg-industry expert Bernard Rollins writes that “chickens are cheap; cages are expensive.” They are fed drugs to fatten them faster and to keep them alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them. Many animals become crippled under their own weight and die within inches of water and food. While the suffering of all animals on factory farms is similar, each type of farmed animal faces different types of cruelty, Chickens are the most abused of all farm animals.

Fiesta, one of hundreds of rescued chickens living happily at Farm Sanctuary

They are smart creatures who have a discernible language that scientists have noted. Chickens are very social animals – they will fight to protect their family and will mourn when a loved one is lost.  As Herbivore’s tee shirts state “Wings are meant for flying, not frying.” A-fricking-MEN.

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Readers Comments (5)

  1. Kent Åsberg says:

    Like very much to help spreading reports of this kind, hoping it might result in saving lifes of animals – in this case chicken.

    Kent Åsberg, Vellinge Sweden

  2. I couldn’t help but have a heyday with it in a recent post.
    LOVE Dr. Greger!

  3. [...] passer de produits animaux pendant la grossesse, surtout lorsqu’on attend un petit garçon : la consommation de poulet, d’oeufs et de lait durant la croissance du fœtus aurait en effet s…Le problème vient des phtalates, ces perturbateurs hormonaux qui contaminent ces différents [...]

  4. Marie says:

    Dumbest thing I have ever heard. It’s fine to be a vegetarian but by spreading things that are so obviously un-tested, you make yourself look like just another anti-meat website that is trying to scare people into not eating it. Yes factory farming is bad for everyone-including “treatment” of animals in mass slaughterhouses but the rest of this article is just silly. Did these scientists check all male penises and ask their mothers what they ate while the males were in-utuero? I used to like your website but this is just idiotic.

  5. Mike says:

    I do not think this is mis-information from vegans. These is an effect of eating phthalate contaminated chicken. This is a real problem.




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