Leaving someone out…

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Leaving someone out…

I love reading the Chicken Farmers of Canada blog – largely because it really highlights the ways that agribusiness twists information by leaving vital pieces out.

Take the latest post, “A Visit to the Farm” for instance.

This post purports to be all about the author’s visit to a chicken farm. While she raves about how “clean” the barns are and how “the chickens looked pretty content to me” there is no actual evidence of this included in the post. What she does include is a picture of a field with a big hay roll.

Where's the chicken?

Where's the chicken?

If the barns are so nice and the chickens are so content and healthy, why not include a picture? What does hay have to do with chicken at all?


3 Comments

Louche

July 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm

That post was sad, yet hilarious. It’s as if a bunch of these folks actually got together and planned out what to say in this blog post.

Louche

July 30, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Perhaps this photo of a small number of extremely fat-looking chickens from Marty’s post is what she meant by “clean” and “pretty content”:

http://www.chickenfeeds.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/picture-31.png

Or perhaps this cartoon from a post titled “Best Chicken Joke Contest”:
http://www.chickenfeeds.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/picture-25-172×300.png

Or was it, after all, the cleaned, butchered flesh of the slaughtered chickens that she meant by “pretty content”?

dawnofanewera

August 1, 2009 at 8:05 am

“I’ve never seen anything in a barn that made me feel uncomfortable.”

Glad she made this important statement. Makes me wonder if there was a gun to her head.

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