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November 14, 2013

NCC media statement in response to receipt of ASPCA petition

Attributable to Tom Super, National Chicken Council vice president of communications:

We plan to respond to the letter ASPCA sent this morning to the National Chicken Council. Consumers want to be sure that all animals being raised for food are treated with respect and are properly cared for during their lives. The people and companies involved in raising chickens for food share the public’s concern.

The ASPCA’s description of poultry production in the United States is not based on fact and in no way represents the realities of modern poultry production or the health and welfare of today’s chickens.  The U.S. national broiler flock is incredibly healthy and is the envy of the world. Mortality and condemnation rates for broilers, the most sensitive indicators of the health and well-being of any flock, are at historical lows.” Read More

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