Friday, 17 February 2012

The chicken farm of Dr Moureau

Architecture student André Ford has proposed a new system for the mass production of chicken that removes the birds' cerebral cortex so that they don't experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms.
Lobotomised chicken farms?  Okay, I've been around chickens on a daily basis for much of my life and I've yet to see one "horrified", but we'll let that pass.  So, aside from avoiding the offence of any alleged chicken sensibilities, why are we doing this?
(T)o meet the rising demand for meat, particularly poultry.
And this is going to do this, how?  Apparently, architecture students aren't required to run any numbers as they work out daft schemes.  This chap plans to somehow raise these chickens (How?) until they're large enough to perform brain surgery on, then lobotomise them, and stick them in machines to feed, water, cleanse and massage them until slaughtering time.  Aside from having a full-time poultry neurosurgeon on call, how in the name of Colonel Sanders is this supposed to be cost effective?  Putting a battery farm full of chickens into intensive care units?  It would make Wagyu beef look like the lunchtime special.

1 comment:

Ironmistress said...

Sick. Simply sick.

What is done to animals sooner is bound to be done humans later.

If this is approved, all moral bets are off.