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On our Small Flockers' YouTube channel, the video is described as follows:
SFPFC thanks Kathryn Thomson, a talented lady who put great effort into writing and performing this protest song for Small Flock Poultry Farmers of Canada.
This protest song for Small Flock Poultry Farmers of Canada, tells about the oppressive #ChickenMafia and Supply Management in Canada.
Health Canada reports that as a national average, 7.6% of Canadian families can't afford the food they need to feed their families. In Nunavut (Canada's Far North), it's 28% of families. On First Nations reserves, it's between 33% to over 50%.
In spite of these sad statistics, the #ChickenMafia, backed and emboldened by their chicken monopoly gifted to them by Canada's Federal and Provincial governments, charge Canadians 300% more for chicken in Canada than the same chicken available from the US or internationally.
We have a rising tide of epidemic diseases in Canada, such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, Metabolic Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, stroke, etc. All of these diseases and others are caused or contributed to by poor nutrition. Healthy, nutritious food has become so expensive, it is no longer affordable, so people are forced to buy high carbohydrate, less nutritious foods.
Many factory farmers maximize their profits by growing their birds twice as fast as was done 50 years ago. They have achieved these faster growth and higher profits by feeding their birds arsenic, banned antibiotics, antihistamines, Prozac-like psychotropic drugs, caffeine, and Tylenol. The meat and fat (especially Omega-3:Omega-6 fatty acid ratios in the chicken) have been mutated for maximum profit, regardless of the impact these selfish changes have had on the nutrition and food quality.
The chicken processing plants used by the #ChickenMafia regularly contaminate the chickens during their high speed slaughtering. Government studies have regularly found 30% to 80% of the chickens on retail meat counters are contaminated by salmonella, listeria, campylobacter, E.coli, and other pathogens. 50% of these contaminations are by Superbugs, that have antibiotic drug resistance; likely due to the #ChickenMafia feeding the chickens banned antibiotics.
The #ChickenMafia get richer and richer, while Canadians suffer more and more from unsafe, unhealthy, and unaffordable food.
There are about 35,000 small flock poultry farmers in Canada, but only 2,700 #ChickenMafia factory farmers. Those #ChickenMafia have about 99.97% of the Canadian chicken market, using their government granted powers to squeeze and oppress the Small Flockers to just 0.03% market share.
Small Flockers, located throughout Canada, want to supply safe, locally grown, nutritious, affordable food for their families, friends, neighbours, and their community.
What's wrong with that?
To find out more, visit our Blog: http://canadiansmallflockers.blogspot.ca