|Humanity @ its best..?!|
Bajaj Chetak scooter (no matter), a Man riding (no matter), and a pillion kid (no matter), with a 'heap' of broiler birds hung all around (this, does matter; at least to me).
Firstly, there should have been some basic thinking happening before procuring the birds for slaughter (well, as far as I know, none opt to procure adult broiler birds for rearing). No issues with non-veg eating; but, that shouldn't be considered a license for committing violence. Birds would have easily been procured from a nearby source/vendor to avoid imposing immense suffering on their part.
Secondly, if at all it was a mandate to procure birds from a distant source/vendor, proper transportation facilities should have been kept handy in advance. When we want the pleasure of eating tasty chicken, why not spend a few bucks more on its transportation?
Thirdly, if it was circumstantially unavoidable to dump the 'heap' of birds at the back of a bike/scooter, minimum common sense should have been employed to drive safe. I observed (can be observed in the above picture too) he was riding so close to the footpath all along, some birds were crushed hard to the edge of the footpath and it was a painful scene to see the feathers of those birds flying out while their head and body being rubbed to the concrete blocks making them cry 'kok-cok'.. 'kokcockak'..
Why do people think it is the bird's fate to undergo such sufferings by being picked up for slaughter? Just because their lives are going to end in a while or so, should we put their life to such 'misery'? At least, by handling them appropriately to reduce the transportation stress, is it not possible to act humane?
No humans are going to live forever; every one of us are going to end our life one day or the other, sooner or later. But still, we make sure to enjoy all possible worldly pleasures throughout our life. Now, then, if 'we' can, why not the 'chickens'? If 'humans' can; why not 'other forms of life' on earth? I get the feeling that, it isn't possible unless those birds peck us to bleeding death.