Knitting sweaters for chickens?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I wanted to share this article which may seem funny and a little over the top to some, but it also shows a side of factory farming that we might want to ignore: that birds raised commercially for meat and eggs often do not receive very good care.
Suppliers will only produce what people buy. If we only buy meat from pasture-raised, humanely treated and slaughtered animals, even if we have to eat less of it to afford it, we can shut down the cruelty in much of the livestock industry.
At the same time we will get much healthier food.
So if you like to knit and your children, grandchildren and relatives have enough sweaters, gloves and hats maybe here is your next fun project to raise awareness about mistreated livestock.
By the way, we will not buy a whole turkey this year but instead have a yummy meal with a turkey leg or two and some ground beef, depending on what our coop has on sale.