10 Reasons Not to Eat Nuggets

Chickens are social birds who live together in flocks, often sharing food and nests. They are curious, interesting, and as smart as cats, dogs, and even some primates. Yet, in the United States alone, more than 7 billion chickens are killed for their flesh each year, and 452 million hens are used for their eggs. On factory farms, baby chickens are never even allowed contact with their parents!

The next time that you think about ordering chicken nuggets, remember the precious photos below and consider that if chicks could speak, each one would probably cry out, “I am not a nugget!”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind