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Showing posts from March 29, 2009

The Face on Your Plate

A new book by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson "The Face On Your Plate" is about the basic fact that every piece of meat comes from a thinking, feeling, complex creature. One that has feelings and deep social relationships. A review of the book in the Oregonian by Jeff Baker condenses the short list of reasons to go veggie to these:

"1. You'll feel a whole lot better

2. Chickens have feelings, too.

3. The earth can't sustain all this grain-eating, water-polluting, waste-producing, landscape-denuding, economy-busting livestock."

Undeniable truths, all. It's really pure selfishness to go on eating meat, when there are other options. Chickens DO have feelings and intelligence, we just decide they don't.

Says Dr. Chris Evans, Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University in Australia,
“Chickens exist in stable social groups. They can recognize each other by their facial features. They have 24 distinct cries that communicate a wealth of information to on…