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Leslee Goodman | Chicken Consciousness

I’ve lived most of my life with a chicken superiority complex. Largely because I have an opposable thumb and—on a good day—a higher IQ than my Buff Orpington and Barred Rock hens, compounded by the fact that I “own” these chickens, I’ve considered myself superior. I’ve justified eating their kind because they’re “dumb” animals—not just mute, but intellectually inferior to myself and other animals, probably just above fish, which congregate […]

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