Can you believe it? Driving into the office this morning I’m listening to the news. Lo and behold I find out that today is…
International Respect for Chickens Day!
Are you fucking kidding me? From the news release:
“International Respect for Chickens Day is a day to celebrate the dignity, beauty, and life of chickens and to protest against the bleakness of their lives in farming operations,” says UPC president Karen Davis. “Chickens are lively birds who have been torn from the leafy world in which they evolved. We want chickens to be restored to their green world and not be eaten.”
The idea for International Respect for Chickens Day traces to famed Le Show host and star of The Simpsons, Harry Shearer, who proclaimed Sunday, May 14, 2000 – Mother’s Day – National Respect the Chicken Day because hens are justly praised as exemplars of devoted motherhood.
I’m all about respect for the animals, really. But chickens? Restored to their green world and not be eaten? Give me a huge break one time over there. Not being able to eat chicken or chicken products means…
- No eggs – Do you have ANY fucking idea how many food products have eggs in them?
- No KFC – How am I supposed to get my gravy fix?
- No chic-o-sticks – Peanut buttery goodness with chicken flavor shall be off limits!
The very same organization also has a hand in protecting turkeys. Wha wha wha? Do you realise that the turkey is so f’ing stupid that if it’s beak were turned upside down and the bird left out in the rain, they do not have the sense enough to find cover and they will drown!
Save the chickens? More like, save me a drum stick and pass the rolls!