Some of my coworkers (who eat chicken) were rather shocked at the thought..
Ack. For some reason I feel it's worse to eat meat and be in denial over it, than someone who is fully aware who doesn't mind. I guess ignorance is a pet peeve of mine. >.
ahah! yes I thought the same thing ^.~ ...
Yes, it's much better and humane for the chickens. The poultry industry is so incredibly cruel - not only to the animals, put to the poor folk who work there.
I have a T-shirt from this non profit that says "Too neat to eat"http://www.upc-online.org/merchandise/index.html
Speaking of chickens :P I studied a case in business school last year about red contact lenses for chickens. It said that de-beaking is used to fend off cannibalism on chicken farms. But with de-beaking, if you cut off too little of the beak, it could grow back, and if you cut off too much, the chicken stops eating. (Not to mention the trauma for the poor animal >.>) But these contact lenses would impair the chicken's vision enough that they would not resort to cannibalism, and they would eat less, which would decrease money spent on food. It's also obviously not as traumatic. Too bad the idea didn't succeed (due to...ohhh money issues) b/c it's definitely a more humane method. Ok, that's my spiel ^.^;;;
Btw, do you know where the pic of Hyde in the kimono is from? I'm loving it and am so curious.
heh, the first picture has Korean text on it. *am amused*
o___________O....for a minute I thought "wow, those are cute names!" and then the smart part of my brain that actually thinks said "Kiyda, she means she's going to eat them in dishes such as 'stirfry chiken' and 'chickenndumplings.'" and that's when I realized your post has made me realize who incrediably clueless and anti-bright I am...
But then I saw your pictures and knew a person had to be pretty dumb not to like laruku(or xenophobic something), and I love laruku so in the end I'm not dumb.
The chiken thing... that is horrible...
you know she's not gonna be able to eat them in the long run...
she will get too attached to them.
seriously.... if you just raising it in your backyard or something that will be a different story but...
naming them and eating them is horrible~ (T___T)
Ah, I had a little pet chick once. But we had to give it away because my dad was allergic. I think I'd like a pet chicken. I'd keep it and love it and NOT EAT IT. Yeah.
^0^ ahh I think those animals are getting their 'revenge' ...
all that deadly bird flu.. Sars.. *sigh*
I'll never forget - we had a temporary worker fill in for a gal who was out on maternity leave & she was from China. We became fast friends (& still are..she is quite remarkable, she runs her own company now) & when she found out I was veggie she told me quite wistfully that she had a pet chicken in China.
Oh good, so I'm not the only one. I've never grown out of the whole "WAI SOFT AND FLUFFY I WANNA HUG IT" stage that most people grow out of around six or so. *chuckles*
Thanks so much for those snippets form whatever that was on the Moon Child photobook. I love those so much.
In that first picture, Hyde looks very "Kagrra," ish, huh?
(If you don't know what/who Kagrra is, you should check them out.)
Being at University, there is no time for LJ anymore. Or keeping up with Hyde! - although the hyde-front has been quiet, huh?