Zombie Chickens Goin’ In Yer Bellay!

I’ve been been doing this Zombie schtick for a few years now and things like this, that I read everyday, still make me say “WTF?”. So here you go add one more… Is farming brain-dead chickens morally ethical? Dude finds a way to brain-kill chickens, tuning them into zombies and keep them growing. Then they’re going to feed you these. One more reason that I DO NOT EAT POULTRY! ZOMBIE CHICKENS!

Architecture Student André Ford is proposing raising chickens for meat in vertical racks after severing their frontal cortexes, rendering them effectively brain-dead. It would be much, much more efficient, there’s no doubt about that, but would it be any more ethical than current factory farms? The images of the conceptual chicken racks are fairly disturbing- the chickens are suspended, completely immobile, with their feet removed. Tubes feed water and nutrients directly into the them while other tubes carry away waste. The chickens themselves, though, aren’t suffering at all, since their brains have been surgically cut in half, rendering them permanently unconscious. Basically, what you’re looking at aren’t animals anymore: they’re just pieces of meat that are being grown for consumption.

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