Friday, January 17, 2014

Are brainless chickens the solution to animal cruelty

Are we a few decades away from our own Brainless chicken matrix?

A thought-provoking new model suggests the best way to avoid hurting chickens is to take away their ability to feel.

Cramped cages. Extreme temperatures. Filthy surroundings. No doubt about it: Our industrial food system treats animal welfare as an afterthought. As a commentary on today's “modern” farming, a London architecture student has created a thought-provoking design for a chicken farm that strips the birds of their mobility—and their brains.