To be honest I'd forgotten about it and have been scoffing €4.99 chickens from Dunnes and elsewhere for a while now when I used to be a militant veggie nearly. But this has woken me up to it again - this and Corrigan Knows Food who explained to Matt whatshisface on Newstalk that free-range chickens were allowed to live for 80 days minimum or suchlike while battery ones live up to 25 then are fit for the chop after that.
Now, they are doing it for reasons other than altruism I'm sure - to get more profit for Tescos? People paying twice as much for something with a smaller, more yellow little body sounds either capitalism of an old-world sort, the pursuit of quality or an ethic... Hugh looks like an ethical dude but could be a misanthropic megalomaniac who will inadvertently do good to the human and animal world by his actions..
I initially called this thread 'Heroes or Zeroes .... ' should I change it back again?