Dying for Chicken Wings

Two-Little-ChickensJust 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.

—Buddha Shakyamuni

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Dying for Chicken Wings

  1. paulfarma says:

    Tanks. PKL

  2. Cheryla says:

    Already certain friends grow tired of my refusing to eat beings. They do not look deeply.
    I have the inclination to send this posting to other friends, but I would be given much flack for sharing these facts. I shall know and keep this horror to myself and chant even more for all beings to be free from suffering and the causes of suffering. What else can I do but tremble?

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