File spoon-archives/habermas.archive/habermas_2000/habermas.0005, message 66


Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 21:29:34 -0700
Subject: RE: HAB: Hab & Cosmopolitan Democracy




>I think in THE INCLUSION OF THE OTHER

seneca savoie

why did the chicken cross the road?

Noam Chomsky
The chicken didn't exactly cross the road. As of 1994, something like 99.8% of 
all US chickens reaching maturity that year had spent 82% of their lives in 
confinement. The living conditions in mostchickencoops break every international 
law ever written, and some, particularly the ones for chickens bound for 
slaughter, border on inhumane. My point is, they had no chance to cross the road 
(unless you count the ride to the supermarket). Even if one or two have crossed 
roads for whatever reason, most never get a chance. Of course, this is not what 
we are told. Instead, we see chickens happily dancing around on Sesame Street 
and Foster Farms commercials where chickens are not only crossing roads, but 
driving trucks. (Incidentally, Foster Farms is owned by the same people who own 
the Foster Freeze chain, a subsidiary of the dairy industry.) Anyway, ... 
[Chomsky continues for 32 pages. For the full text of his answer, contact 
Onanian Press.] 







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