August 05, 2003

A Beef with Chicken

A note to vegetarians: this entry is about meat. If you don't like it don't read it or at least don't comment on it. I was a vegetarian for a year. It sucked. I have canine teeth for a reason and its not to go malnourished or to keep large corporate soy farms in business. Death is a natural part of our world, accept it please, or at least don't push your subhuman eating preferences on to others...

Anyway, I've been noticing a bit of trend lately, people who will eat beef but not chicken. Used to be that all meat eaters ate chicken, it was the safe meat. About 3 years ago I stopped eating chicken, seemed to be making me sick. Still never proven it, but I was getting ill all the time and stopping the chicken habit stopped that. I blamed it on all the hormones and crap pumped into chickens.

Mind went a bit wild justifying my new anti-chicken diet. Chickens are the dirtiest of food animals. Birds are delicate, they can't handle the hormones the way cows can. They are dirty, cooped up eating their own shit, with beakless mouths. Etc, ect. BS really, but good enough to win some arguments. And now suddenly people seem to agree with me. "I'd rather eat beef", "chicken's are dirty", "unhealthy" all buzzing around me.

Anecdotal evidence of course, but I've got a decent track record at eyeing trends early, is it time for the backlash against chicken?

Posted by Abe at August 5, 2003 06:11 PM