Some Solutions from Science for your Safety and Protection

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Mephistophelian; the devil in the Faust legend to whom Faust sold his soul.


Philosopher Paul Thompson from Purdue University has suggested in ” The Blind Chicken Solution“. He argues that chickens blinded by “accident” have been developed into a strain of laboratory chickens that don’t mind being crowded together as much as normal chickens do. As a result, he argues, we should consider using blind chickens in food production as a solution to the problem of overcrowding in the poultry industry. He argues that it would be more humane to have blind chickens than ones that can see…. and proposes a “Headless Chicken Solution”. This would involve removing the cerebral cortex of the chicken to inhibit its sensory perceptions so that it could be produced in more densely-packed conditions without the associated distress. The brain stem for the chicken would be kept intact so that the homeostatic functions continue to operate, allowing it to grow. Ford proposes this solution for two reasons: to meet the rising demand for meat, particularly poultry, and to improve the welfare of the chickens by desensitizing them to the unpleasant reality of their existence.’

When we consider the old proverb “you are what you eat” then what we are eating really is the fear the anxiety the death and the disease of all those chickens and we are complicit in their directly and implicitly in their suffering.

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