hahaha! i was gonna write about chickens too ! seriously i saw a film on processing chickens and that one got me too - it was the part where after they off the chicken they hook 'em and chill them down by dragging through this moat of cold water for like 15 minutes. the bird picks up 5-10% more water weight and damn if that moat the chickens were sponging off of wasn't the most putrid looking shit i've ever seen !! so now i prefer those chickens that say "air-chilled" the mega bonus is they taste a whole lot better. but i suppose that could be psychosomatic.
i disagree, prof x, that it doesn't make sense though. i love food and i'd prefer to eat the best quality food that i can and that means food that's been treated with respect. i've got no problem killing and breaking down chickens, and i've killed gutted deer also. it's not the violence or the reality of killing that most are so far removed from that bothers me; it's the lack of respect for the food which i'm going to eat that does.
to take something like fresh milk and let it spoil just because it's going to be boiled later is what makes no sense to me whatever. like-wise taking fresh pristine meat and soaking it in shit just because you're gonna put instructions on the package that says cook to 165 degrees. yes of course i'm being wicked pickey and if i have to survive i'll eat whatever there is. but so far i 've got the choice so i'm choosing ! given a choice wouldn't you rather eat the clean and fresh food ??