2008 Chickens, 1. Gays, 0.
posted by November 6 at 10:40 AMon
Hey, sorry about your equal rights, gay people. But at least chickens get to move their wings now! The concerned citizens of California passed Prop 2 by a landslide (63%), granting chickens and baby veal cows the rights to stand up and turn around and fully extend their limbs. Because the chickens were sad! Give the chickens bigger houses! Baby veal cows are people too!
OH, BUT SORRY, GAY PEOPLE. You are not people too.
**For the record, I am totally in favor of animals being able to stand up, turn around, and fully extend their limbs during the brief span of time before we eat them.
Update: Perhaps I am not being clear. The idea that someone could go into a voting booth, consider a chicken, feel compassion and empathy for the chicken, and vote in favor of basic chicken rights; and THEN, immediately afterward, consider a person, feel no compassion or empathy, and vote to strip that person of a basic human right, is ABSURD AND CRIMINAL. That is what I am saying. Priorities, people.