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Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals, Now Promotes Happy Chicken Meat

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Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals, Now Promotes Happy Chicken Meat

From Free From Harm
June 2012

Jonathan Safran Foer, acclaimed author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everything is Illuminated, and Eating Animals, expresses his support for BuyingPoultry.com, a free, comprehensive resource connecting good farmers with conscientious consumers.

And remember, “good” farmers are those that allow chickens to live a few weeks of their life on pasture before brutally slaughtering them by stuffing them down a kill cone, pulling their necks through the other end, slitting their throats and allowing them to wrangle their until they bleed to death — all while fully conscious. And remember, these chickens are in their infancy / adolescence, typically seven weeks old in a lifespan of 10 to 15 years when their lives are drastically cut short and meet this violent end so that these “good” farmers can profit from their suffering and call this “high welfare” animal husbandry.

“Not sure what to say, other than how paradoxical it is that the person who motivated so many people to go vegan is telling us where to buy chicken.” “…Foer has (temporarily?) fallen off the fence and landed on the side of the happy meat/sustainable agriculture fence. Our side of the fence is jagged and full of mines. Where he now sits there’s green pastures, cool people, sunny skies, and rose-colored glasses to hide the suffering that we refuse to ignore.”

Read James McWilliams’ blog post - Extremely Disappointing, Incredibly Predictable.