Originally Posted by BrynF_UK
TV editors and producers let you see what they want you to see. For example, there was a show here in the UK about chickens and how they should stop farming them in huge barns. The guy who did the show, Hugh somethingorother said that "he wasn't allowed inside to see a full scale operation, and that the industry was trying to hide"
but, recently on the news it appeared that he had been given numerous visits to these farms. So obviously he lied in that. Who knows what else he lied about...
Even documentaries on "compspiracies" are the same, they edit content to make others appear to say something completely different than what they meant to (Michael Moore comes to mind), like Fisher said, the best way to learn about these things is through your own research, never take for granted what you see on the TV no matter which side of the argument.
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall it was, I saw the whole of the series, worst case scenario was where in one vast shed ten thousand chickens covered the whole floor, he could hardly walk between them, each bird had a about a square foot in which to eat sleep & poo, a lot were so weak that they rotted from their feet upward, he said the smell was overpowering made worse by dead ones that were supposed to be removed but frequently weren't he said.
At the beginning of this process, thousands of eggs were put in huge incubators, after they hatched the chicks were there for two days then they were scooped up in big backets & men tipped them out over the floor like so many yellow pom-poms tumbling & cheeping loudly soon to slung on a conveyor belt of hooks head down & still alive when their throats were cut so the meat was was nice & white for our tables, a chicken version of a Hammer Horror film.