Chickens have been redesigned to produce more white meat by growing massive breasts that make them lopsided.
Who knew that breast augmentation was so widespread in chicken barns?
“When they grow from
a chick and in seven weeks you’ve got a five-and-a-half pound chicken, their bones and their internal organs can’t keep up with the rapid growth,” explained Carole Morison, a Maryland chicken farmer who allowed the film crew into her barns. “A lot of these chickens here, they can take a few steps and then they plop down. It’s because they can’t keep up with all the weight that they’re carrying."