In a letter to the founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival, PETA recently requested that pregnant women be banned from participating due to findings published by the Study for Future Families: “Eating poultry during pregnancy may lead to smaller penis size in male infants.” According to PETA’s Linday Rajt, this shrinkage allegedly results from a chemical compound found in the meat.
Woman’s Health Magazine, however, refuted the claim by explaining that the study didn’t evaluate chicken consumption, but rather how prenatal phthalate exposure affects boys reproductively in a variety of ways.
PETA has a particularly unusual sense of how to convert people to their point of view. Such as showing up at a chicken wing festival warning that chicken wings will … you can read the rest for yourself.
Actually the only conclusion possible from the study is that more work needs to be done to identify the sources of modern chemical over-exposure in food, from a wide variety of sources, of which chicken feed appears to be one small component. No pun intended.
- PETA Wants To Ban Pregnant Women From Chicken Wing Eating Contest: Can Chicken Really Affect Your Son’s Penis Size? (medicaldaily.com)
- What PETA Has To Say About Your Unborn Son’s Penis Size (huffingtonpost.com)