Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mama's Real Good Chicken

Are you surprised to learn of the long tradition of parents offering up their young for your gustatory enjoyment?

(Ducks do it. Pigs do it. Cows do it!)

We know we shouldn't find it remarkable that chickens engage in this hideous custom too. But we do, we do. We might have supposed—a nagging sense of decency still resisting everything we've seen here—that this practice couldn't continue.

Still, the evidence is plain: Some mama chicken has transmuted her motherly pride into a bloody campaign of poultricide.

Unless… You don't suppose this is just another example of birds happy to be raised, killed, packaged, and marketed by humans, to humans?

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