Written by Karen Davis, Founder and Director or United Poultry Concerns, this book focuses attention on the billions of chickens living their short miserable lives in factory farms. It exposes the shocking conditions they are forced to endure and what the health consequences are for the factory-farmed chicken and people who eat them. This book describes the high-profile campaigns against battery cages, undercover investigations exposing the appalling cruelty to chickens and turkeys, globalisation of chicken production and its effect on the environment and the spread of bird flu (avian influenza). Also discussed are how farm animal sanctuaries have become key players in debunking industry myths with truthful accounts of how sensitive and intelligent birds are brutalised in the name of food. If you are concerned about the health and environmental consequences of modern chicken and egg production, this is a must-read.