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Chickens [Feb. 9th, 2019|10:11 am]
Tony Grist
Sainsbury's have stopped selling the eggs from chickens who have a lot of space to run around in and substituted eggs from chickens who have rather less space to run around in. No problem: we'll buy our eggs from the milkman instead.

Chickens get treated with so much disrespect. A yob who swings a cat by its tail is in for a shaming by the tabloids and a visit from unsympathetic folks in uniform. An industry that brutalises billions of birds mostly passes under the radar.

Mmm, chicken McNuggets!

Puppies, kittens, baby chicks- I don't see the difference myself.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2019-02-09 11:55 am (UTC)
I do my very best to shop ethically as well. No difference to me between puppies and baby chicks either.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-02-09 12:17 pm (UTC)
It's not at all straightforward. One does the best one can by such light as one has.

And there are pitfalls. It's been pointed out that one can create a huge carbon footprint by going vegan- because a lot of that stuff has to be imported.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2019-02-09 10:30 pm (UTC)
Vegan foods which want to replace meat are often made of soy, which largely gets cultivated in countries like Brazil - where they cut down the rain forest in order to generate new fields...

On another note, I must say, going vegan doesn't match well with some diseases. Either because the body musn't have stress from being deprived of some nutrients (that you have to replace with artificial supply) or because certain well-used components in the veggie food sector work counterproductive to the disease itself.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-02-09 08:20 pm (UTC)

Here, just about all the supermarkets have eggs from free range chickens. And the cartons are labeled very clearly as such. We've been buying eggs and free range raised chickens as well. I can't bear to think of caged chickens by the million.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-02-10 09:22 am (UTC)
Sainsbury's are still doing free range. It's just that they've stopped carrying the very top tier of free range- the ones from farms where the chickens have most freedom and are least crowded.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2019-02-09 10:15 pm (UTC)
When thinking about it, I can't help but getting to the recognition this mass torture can only exist because veterinary offices are totally corrupted by the big producers/sellers. I can't think that it works differently because every person - also very small producers - which does something for even a minute that doesn't correspond with the official guidelines, he's straight in danger of getting shut and have a criminal case stuck on his heels.
People who don't have lots of money to buy themselves freedom, those are the ones which get shamed and threatened the most with punishment over doing trivialities...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-02-10 09:27 am (UTC)
I think we're waking up to how things are. It not that things have become worse but that we're choosing to be better informed.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2019-02-10 11:29 am (UTC)
I think the contradictions between punishment (and the lack of it) compared to the deed you committed to get it somewhat become less logically understandable to people when they think with reason.
Just as I pointed it out: If some unimportant person from next door committs a crime, they go full on him.
Does somebody with a name, authority or money do a thing, strangely they just do an alibi treatment and try to get rid of everybody asking about the state of things in the case.
This just ain't the kind of justice they claim on their flags and in each of their legislative texts and which they emphasize on being present when wanting to accuse a (self-asserted) "dictatorship" in the rest of the world.
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