This was the Illustration Friday topic last week, which I didn't post about because I was feeling under the weather then, but I thought Jake did a nice job on this happy little chicken.
And speaking of happy chickens, while I was sick last week, I watched a documentary on Netflix entitled Food, Inc., by Robert Kenner. I have to tell you, I think I'd subconsciously been avoiding watching that documentary for quite a while because I had a feeling it was going to force me to make some inconvenient changes in the way I grocery shop. And sure enough, it did.
It horrified me, actually.
It made me cry (which, okay, is no big feat, I admit, considering I've been known to cry when people win The Price is Right, but still. I couldn't stand the way those animals are being treated.)
Turns out, though, there's something called a veggie libel law, and since I don't know the ins and outs of what's permissible to say (whatever happened to freedom of speech?), I probably shouldn't elaborate on this subject.
I'll just suggest you go find yourself a copy of Food, Inc. and watch it.
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After reading this post, Jake informed me that his chicken was not intended to look happy.
I suppose after seeing the documentary, it seemed happy to me by comparison!