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"Is farming brain-dead chickens more ethical?"

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by id1otbox, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. id1otbox

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  2. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    The USA is farming brain dead people and not too many seem to mind. So, I guess it's ok.

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  3. herose

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    I grew up on a farm and pretty much thought all chickens were brain dead anyway.
     
  4. It would make it so much easier to produce chicken pumped full of hormones and antibiotics,............and the tubes that remove the waste could just pump it back into their stomachs for food.

    No thanks.
     
  5. gwalchmai

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    Everyone deplores factory farms, but what would be the environmental consequence of meeting our current chicken demand with free range chickens? Not to mention beef, pork and the other meat products Americans consume.
     
  6. Gonzoso

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    I kept a small flock of chickens and was able to meet the demands of my friends and co workers for eggs, and make a slight profit.

    The factory methods we have in place for raising chickens are horrible. While chickens are not very intelligent we ought to draw the line somewhere and treat living things with some respect and dignity.
     
  7. gwalchmai

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    Anyone read [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Space-Merchants-Frederik-Pohl/dp/0312749511"]Amazon.com: The Space Merchants (9780312749514): Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UdGYZ%2BOGL.@@AMEPARAM@@51UdGYZ%2BOGL[/ame] by Pohl and Kornbluth? It's an amazingly prophetic little novel written in the 50s about their future. One of its gems is a food product called chicken little, which is a meat culture fed with nutrients from which slabs of food are cut.
     
  8. I agree. My ex wife married a chicken farmer in the Florida panhandle. Heck of a nice guy and down to earth. His 62000 chickens at a time are all over the place. Seems far more natural to me. For chickens, they live a pretty decent short life. I can't mistreat any living thing except maybe a cockroach. The image and article of the brain dead chicken ruined my appetite. Sign of a sick mind.
     

  9. :rofl:
     
  10. Diesel_Bomber

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    How are braindead chickens who are restrained from moving going to build muscle mass? I don't see this working for that reason alone - it won't produce meat.
     
  11. id1otbox

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    If we are ever judged by a higher species based on how we treat those lower then us we are ****ed.
     
  12. treeline

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    Fantastic book for so many reasons. It's my third favorite dystopian novel after Brave New World and 1984.

    A few days ago, Dutch scientists announced they'd grown muscle in a lab and were planning on growing enough to make a hamburger. That's amazing, and amazingly gross.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16972761