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Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals, Now Promotes Happy Chicken Meat

Jonathan Safran Foer, acclaimed author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everything is Illuminated, and Eating Animals, expresses his support for BuyingPoultry.com, a free, comprehensive resource connecting good farmers with conscientious consumers. And remember, “good” farmers are those that allow chickens to live a few weeks of their life on pasture before brutally slaughtering them by stuffing them down a kill cone, pulling their necks through the other end, slitting their throats and allowing them to wrangle their until they bleed to death — all while fully conscious. And remember, these chickens are in their infancy / adolescence, typically seven weeks old in a lifespan of 10 to 15 years when their lives are drastically cut short and meet this violent end so that these “good” farmers can profit from their suffering and call this “high welfare” animal husbandry. Continue reading