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Iggy

Brilliant way to bring to light a real horror-show. What's not talked about in our treatment of factory animals is whether these birds are given growth hormones and antibiotics that may enter humans' bodies and silently accumulate.

See "The Meatrix" if you want to know how most food animals get raised: http://www.themeatrix.com/

Just found out that US birds do not get salmonella injections to save money; that's why European eggs can go without refrigeration.

For my part, I'm eating less and less meat. I buy chickens and eggs from my neighbors and avoid all factory-raised meat unless I'm eating out, and gradually I mean to get meat of my diet almost completely, though I do love deli cuts, steaks, and pork BBQ.

If buying local means eating less meat, but so be it. There's too much in the modern diet, anyhow.

I am building our own coop, now that we are out in the sticks. No VR in the works for the coop, however.

GoSpeed Racer

This is a joke, right? I'm was looking for the nod-nod, wink-wink from you Hamlet and didn't catch it. The idea is far fetched, expensive, and fatuous. Secondly the blatant ripoff of the Second Life logo and font can't be sanctioned either.

Hamlet Au

"I'm was looking for the nod-nod, wink-wink from you Hamlet and didn't catch it."

You mean besides me writing "it's less an actual technology platform than a conceptual art piece that parodies VR" in the first paragraph?

Adeon Writer

Best logo ever. I should have more to say about this, but I'm sorry, that freaking logo.

Cicadetta Stillwater

@GoSpeed: The logo's pretty clearly a parody. Yeah, it's probably not sanctioned by LL, but it doesn't *have* to be because, you know, it's a parody. (I think it's hilarious, and maybe even T-shirt worthy…)

I do love the statement this makes about both factory farming (I come from a small farm background.) and about VR. The difference in concept here is that humans do have a choice about how much virtual reality they participate in. For me, SL is a way to connect with other people, listen to their music, appreciate art and just generally have fun. It's not RL -- I need that, too -- and it's certainly not all life (AL). The chickens in this parody, and farm animals in general, do not have a choice.

@Iggy, I don't eat much meat, either. Less and less as time goes on, although sometimes I need it. I just don't get enough protein and iron on a meat-free diet -- at least not right now -- and sometimes I just need a hamburger or a lamb chop. (Preferably lamb, since that inevitably comes from that small farm I grew up on, and I know that those animals are raised with care.) You *can* eat local meat besides chicken if you have the freezer space. Buy a share in a pig, or a steer, or a lamb from a local farmer. Your chicken connection could probably help you out. :)

Hamlet Au

Agreed! In fact, agreed so much, I added the logo up top. :)

irihapeti

so who is gunna start with the Second Lifestock jokes and how we all battery hens. Or battered chikkins or something. battered like fish. not like battered as in battered battered

irihapeti

so who is gunna start with the Second Lifestock jokes and how we all battery hens. Or battered chikkins or something. battered like fish. not like battered as in battered battered

(:

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