All of us should be deeply troubled by the spectacle caught on videotape of poultry workers torturing helpless chickens in the course of a day's work. The torture of animals contradicts the goodness of God's creation and human dignity. Many of us were profoundly offended by such heinous acts.
In an effort to alleviate the offensiveness of abusing chickens, I would like to propose a method of killing chickens that has a long pedigree, is perfectly acceptable in our culture and, and is approved by the U. S. Supreme Court.
First, grasp the chicken by the feet and pull it out of its container until the head remains inside the cage. Next, place the index finger on one side of the bird's neck and the middle finger on the other side. Hold the chicken steady as its wings and legs will be flailing about outside the cage. Next, take a sharp object--scissors perhaps--and stick them into the base of the chicken's head and then expand them until there is a sizable hole. Finally, insert a tube and suction out the chicken's brain, leaving it dead and limp. Remove the dead chicken from the cage.
If this method, called partial-birth abortion in humans, is good enough for unborn babies, it ought to be just fine for chickens.
Mike Janocik, Louisville
Monday, August 20, 2007
Using partial birth abortion to kill chickens
My good friend Mike Janocik at Kentucky Right to Life sent me a copy of the following article he did for the Louisville Courier-Journal on the issue of cruelty to chickens that was just priceless. No word yet from Planned Parenthood on whether they are supporting this proposed procedure: