Broccoli, anyone?
February 21, 2004 7:30 AM   Subscribe

"Use of wood chippers has not been endorsed by the AVMA as an acceptable means of euthanasia for poultry." This story is old (June 2003), but it sure did catch my eye. There but for the grace of Fargo...go the chickens. Broccoli, anyone?
posted by NedKoppel (3 comments total)
In other news, supplies of McNuggets™ expected to plummet on this decision.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:18 AM on February 21, 2004

The "Fargo" wood-chipper motif was actually based on at least one true case, I believe.

But I can't remember, in that case, whether the husband killed his wife and then 'chipped' her or vice versa - that is, the wife killed and then chipped her hubby (or ex-hubby, as it were).

Still, it's a cruel way to dispatch even a chicken, I'd say.
posted by troutfishing at 5:59 PM on February 22, 2004

Ever since I first heard of the incident, I've been trying to imagine how anyone can think that putting live animals into a wood chipper is an acceptable way of ending their lives. I know someone who often had to kill feral cats on her grandparents' farm in the Midwest, but the family did at least club them, which sounds much more humane. I wonder if I would think differently if I weren't a city girl.
posted by halonine at 12:56 AM on February 23, 2004

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