Chicken Farmer Blows Whistle On Inhumane Farming And Starts Growing Hemp Instead

Chicken Farmer Blows Whistle On Inhumane Farming And Starts Growing Hemp Instead


(updated 1st October 2020)

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Mike Weaver ditched chicken farmer to opt for hemp growing instead - Media Credit:

A former chicken farmer has revealed how he ditched animal farming and turned to growing industrial hemp instead.

West Virginia-based Mike Weaver, who started making the transition in 2016, blew the whistle on chicken farming, exposing inhumane conditions and unfair labor practices.

Now he has revealed the benefits of his new direction in a new video, showing how hemp farming will not only prevent thousands of animals from suffering, but will earn him significantly more income, employ more people, and dramatically reduce his farm’s environmental footprint.

Growing hemp

Weaver revealed that he used to keep a staggering 45,000 animals in one of his giant barns – which he now uses for growing the hemp plants.

“I decided to convert from raising broiler chickens to raising industrial hemp in these buildings,” he said. “I have a friend in Franklin who has cancer, and he’s been through radiation and chemo, and was in terrible pain in his joints.

“None of the drugs helped him, so he started taking CBD, and he says he feels like a new man…I hope this product creates a whole lot of new jobs and new revenues for the farm.”

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