Chickens are over-eaten

United States
December 10, 2009 6:21pm CST
Is it just me, or are chickens eaten too much? Not only do we enjoy their meat, but we also eat their eggs, too! Everything about chickens gets eaten. . . Can't we just give them a break and stop eating so many of them? It's hard for them to live, and they probably don't want their eggs being taken away from them. It's a wonder they aren't extinct yet, isn't it?
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
11 Dec 09
Well you could eat more beef and pork and get more high cholesterol. Or get more fat in your diet. Or you could move to Canada where the chicken is more expensive and pork is cheaper, but then you will have to suffer health wise, gain more weight, etc. because even if pork is the other white meat, it is not as good as chicken br*st meat. You could also eat more fish, but then with overfishing you will run out of fish. Or more shrimp or prawns, but if you happen to be Jewish that is out of the question. And chickens do not have sense so they do not care if you eat their eggs because they lay too many.
• United States
12 Dec 09
Good point, they probably don't care about their eggs. They can always lay more, like you've said, and they never really do get sad. But I still feel bad for them, even if I do eat them
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• United States
13 Dec 09
I'm not sure I would ever reach that point of feeling sorry for vegetables, hehe. . . But then again, they are so violently chopped down and processed and then
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
16 Dec 09
I remember a cartoon a number of years ago, when there were people carrying signs asking people to not kill animals for food, and telling them to save the animals. The little cartoon guy went around with a sign say8ng Save our Carrots, Protect our Peas. and I just thought about that.
@terrile (97)
• United States
11 Dec 09
what are you proposing we eat instead of chicken? beef? pork? fish? or do you think we should be vegetarian? if its hard for them to live aren't we doing the humane thing by eating them? or is your complaint the way they are farmed? how many of them should we be eating?
• United States
11 Dec 09
I'm saying that we don't need to eat so many of them, because we not only take their meat but we also take their eggs. I never said we needed to have a replacement for chicken. I don't want to suggest anyone to be a vegetarian, I'm not and I don't know where you got that idea. I never mentioned that anywhere. I said it is hard for them to live because we are eating them, I feel bad for the chickens as a race because they are eaten so much. It would not be humane to eat even more of them, that's my point. My complaint is not the way they are farmed, simply the fact that they are over-eaten as I have stated plainly in the discussion title. "How many of them should we be eating?" I don't know the exact number, I'm saying that we should not eat so many of them, so obviously the number would be less than normal. And, really, what's with all these questions you're asking me? I thought you were supposed to be answering the questions in my discussion. Sorry that you took this so seriously, this was supposed to be a fun discussion, anyway
• United States
12 Dec 09
I know you never said we needed to have a replacement, but logically speaking, if we reduce our chicken intake, we must replace it with something. I know you didn't suggest vegetarianism. I asked your opinion. Forgive me, I only asked questions so that I might have a clear understanding of your views on this issue. So here are my answers. 1. It's just you. 2. No, we can't. 3 No, it's no wonder. I did in no way take this seriously and I WAS having fun. Happy now? ooops another question. By the way I think the way they are farmed should be one of your complaints.
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• United States
12 Dec 09
Okay, then
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
25 Feb 10
haha thats funny man. its like saying.. i think we over eaten rice its a wonder they arent extinct yet.. well these foods are primary food so they are grown or breed to make them multiply..i feel sorry for chicken but they taste so good human race cant stop eating them
• United States
25 Feb 10
Yeah, I know, we do have to eat them to feed all of us since there are so many of us in the world. We need to eat them to keep them to survive, but sometimes I just feel bad for the chickens, lol.
• United States
11 Dec 09
In my opinion, chickens are nasty little creatures that are mean for no reason, and in general bullies. They do however make a tasty main course or a delightful little snack. That said, chickens are a domesicated animal that can be and are raised virtually everywhere. In the U.S., some farmers dedicate their entire farms just to raising chickens for human consumption. At these farms, the eggs are either kept unfertilized for consumption or they are fertilized to make chicks. Other farmers keep just enough chickens to help feed their families on. There are also some people that keep chickens as some sort of pet. My ex-mom and dad-in-law used to keep a bunch of chickens and a rooster as pets, just eating their eggs. Chickens are in no danger of being over-eaten any time soon. They are too easy to raise in a small area and they reproduce too quickly for your scenario to happen any time soon.
• United States
11 Dec 09
Well, you have to feel a little bit sorry for chickens, don't you? I was thinking about this while eating chicken and I realized that I could have eggs for breakfast and chicken meat for lunch/dinner, which led me to believe that the demand for chicken can be too high. But you do make a good point, and chickens are easy to raise and they probably won't go extinct. Well, even if they don't, that's still a lot of chicken lives lost to feed us About you claiming that chickens are mean and bullies, I think that humans are the biggest bullies in the entire world.