Saturday, October 18, 2008

The duck explains to the happy cows that every animal is unique

"No, silly, we ducks are too small to get shackled and hoisted upside-down before our necks are slit like you cows.  Let me explain how it works.  First off, we're stunned electrically.  After our throats are cut and we're bled, we're scalded to facilitate removal of our large feathers.  To remove our pinfeathers, we're dipped in paraffin wax.  Down and feathers, which humans consider a very valuable by-product of the duck and goose industry, are sorted at another facility.  Does all that make sense?  Wow, it's such a nice day.  Do you think the photographer's getting the poses he wants from us?"

Some more happy cows here.