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It was a veritable petting zoo at work today [Sep. 10th, 2004|02:35 pm]
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The fellow who used to be my Supervisor brought in a box of baby chickens for one of my coworkers. They were so adorable, easily fitting in the palm of your hand. I asked my coworker if she was going to name them, and she said "Yes, I'm going to name them BBQ, Stirfry, Dumpling..." >.o (Actually I thought it was sort of funny - OK so I'm a vegan with a sick sense of humor) Apparently she wants to raise organic chickens & eat them.
Some of my coworkers (who eat chicken) were rather shocked at the thought..

Not 5 minutes later, we get an email that a coworker has brought in a litter of kittens. Awww!~ So Cute~!








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[User Picture]From: pyjama_llama
2004-09-10 08:06 pm (UTC)
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. >.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-09-10 09:16 pm (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: chikuqi
2004-09-11 05:47 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: busyizzy
2004-09-10 09:51 pm (UTC)
heh, the first picture has Korean text on it. *am amused*
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[User Picture]From: kiyda
2004-09-10 10:38 pm (UTC)
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.

hmn, yeah.
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From: pierraxryuka
2004-09-11 04:53 am (UTC)
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)
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From: borntohula
2004-09-11 06:04 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: nepenthes59
2004-09-11 01:15 pm (UTC)
^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.
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[User Picture]From: lauraorganasolo
2004-09-14 05:38 am (UTC)
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.
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From: mrhydeisme
2004-09-12 03:33 am (UTC)
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?
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