An architecture student has proposed a Matrix style set up as the most humane way to farm chickens.
It would literally be like in the Matrix where humans were unconscious (sort of) and hooked into machines and kept alive for the benefit of the machines.
This would be similar but with chickens.
The chickens would be lobotomized, so basically they'd be vegetables, and they'd be fed with and have waste removed by tubes.
The student said everything would be better if:
"[…] we stopped using the term ‘animal’ when referring to the precursor of the meat that ends up on our plates. Animals are things we keep in our homes and watch on David Attenborough programs.
‘Animals’ bred for consumption are crops and agricultural products like an other. We do not, and cannot, provide adequate welfare for these agricultural products and therefore welfare should be removed entirely."
It sounds cruel but he does bring up a good point.
Unless the entire world goes vegan, this might actually be a decent option.
Though we still feel like a bad guy for even considering a chicken Matrix.
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