Letter to the editor: Cruelty to small creatures
February 7, 2015
OPINION BY GARY KIRKLAND
When the voters in California voted to make chickens have free space to move around they didn’t realize what cruelty these birds would unleash on the world.
The chickens will eat earthworms and insects. When I was in school I dissected earthworms, insects, onions, and other organisms. Oh, the horror! The onions were still alive. I learned that insects and earthworms have a ventral nervous chord. The main nerve runs down their tummies. They have brains. Some adult insects have eyes and antennae.
This makes these animals sentient beings (responsive to or conscious of sense impressions). Free roaming chickens kill and eat small, sentient animals without remorse. There is a special place in Hell for people who allow chickens to roam and eat innocent, little creatures. I hope these people go there soon.