This morning, the baby birds were playing joyfully. At three weeks old,
chickens are pretty playful. They do some mock fighting and running and
hopping. They skip, peep and enjoy exploring. That behavior is natural
to them. What is not natural is a baby bird at three weeks old, having
a spontaneous heart attack and dying while her friends stop and watch
with fright. That is what happened this morning to Little Bella.
Little Bella convulsed in our loving arms as she left her burdened
little body behind. We are so sad to lose her when she only had such a
short time here with us.
We are trying to balance out for them, all the wrongs they’ve
experienced and the health troubles of their own fragile bodies. We
can’t even the score, but we can give them everything we have and then
some. From being hatched in a warehouse without living parents, to
being trucked to the streets of New York City for the purpose of being
used in religious ritual, they’ve been through too much. We are honored
to protect them and care for them as long as they grace this Earth with
The 100 birds we received from Kaporos were bred to be killed for their
bodies at 42 days old. These are the birds humans eat. They’re the
bodies wrapped in cellophane in the grocery store. When they mature,
their body mass is too large for their heart to keep up. Their legs can
break under their own weight and toes can lose circulation and fall off
due to their little hearts’ inability to nourish such a large body with
oxygen all the way down to their toes.
#cornish #heartattack #govegan #unnatural #babies #babybirds #vegan #friendsnotfood