Just in time for Superbowl XLVIII, the National Chicken Council has issued its 2014 Wing Report: During the course of Sunday’s game, American consumers will devour a total of 1.25 billion (1,250,000,000) wings. That’s up from last year’s estimate of 1.23 billion.
Since chickens only have two wings each, 625,000,000 sentient beings must be slaughtered for the ‘enjoyment’ of the American public. With a US population of less that 314 million, this means that for every American man, woman, and child, 2 chickens will be killed for just one afternoon of ‘fun’.
Please spare your two chickens!
Having abandoned the taking of life,
refraining from the taking of life,
one dwells without violence,
with the knife laid down, scrupulous, full of mercy,
trembling with compassion for all sentient beings.