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Do you want factory farms doing their own poultry safety inspections?
Food and Water Watch parodies “Portlandia’s” awesome chicken sketch to make a point about factory farming inspections and urges consumers to take action.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Remember the awesome “Portlandia
” “Is it local?” chicken sketch from its first season? The sketch pokes a little fun at the people involved in the hyper-locavore movement. Food and Water Watch
paired up with actors Constance Zimmer (“House of Cards,” “The Newsroom”), Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon a Time”), and Samantha Ressler (“This is the End”) to create a parody of the sketch, and it’s well done.
“Is it Factory Farmed Chicken?” educates viewers about the process and consequences of chicken raised and processed in factory farms. Watch and learn a little something, and then see how you can take action once you’ve watched the video.
If you’d like to let President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack that you don’t want the privatization of poultry inspection that’s mentioned in the video, Food and Water Watch has a message
you can sign telling them withdraw the rule for privatizing poultry inspection (also known as the "filthy chicken rule"). I signed.
And, if you’ve never seen the original Portlandia chicken sketch, you need to watch it. Beware, if you’re someone who cares about eating locally produced food, but you have no sense of humor, you might be offended. I hope that’s not the case though.
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