Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

12 August 2009

Farm dumps 'economically worthless' male chicks

This farmer in North West has been dumping up to 70 000 male chicks into an empty dam on his property each week. The practice has been going on for 70 years.

I find the article and comments by the public interesting, as they are largely focused on what this is doing to the environment etc etc.

No one is talking too boldly about that in any given week up to 70 000 young non-human babies are lying and dying in the sun on a hot man-made concrete floor.

FUCK! I hate this so-called civilised society of ours. It is so brutal. Not even the roman empire compares.

Let me repeat one of my favourite quotes by Elizabeth Costello / JM Coetzee:
“We are surrounded by an enterprise of degradation, cruelty, and killing which rivals anything the Third Reich was capable of, indeed dwarfs it, in that ours is an enterprise without end, self-regenerating, bringing rabbits, rats, poultry, livestock ceaselessly into the world for the purpose of killing them.”

Every year, throughout the world, over 45 billion farmed animals are killed for food consumption.


  1. JM Coetzee said that? Applause.
    I, too, hate the way this culture treats Life as a commodity.
    Even if you're going to eat animals,you don't have to treat them like things. There's a contract involved here, and we've broken it.
    Terri in Joburg

  2. Hi Terri

    He sure did. In his book Elizabeth Costello. The man's a genius! I agree with you on the contract between us and the animals and plants we eat. We've broken it and that's where the problem lies. We have to mend that in order to live authentic lives once again.