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(Canada.com)   A Canadian tradition, where people laugh, wield hatchets and bet on where headless chickens will keel over, has been cancelled due to political correctness   (canada.com ) divider line
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2008-08-20 08:17:40 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?


As long as you ultimately use the corpse for food, sure...

/the chicken-human analogy falls apart at some point
 
2008-08-20 08:19:21 AM  
As a Quebecer, I'd like to apologize to the world for the stupidity of our rednecks out in Thetford Mines.

/shame
 
2008-08-20 08:19:25 AM  

jakeone: EatHam: You know, cutting a chicken's head off isn't inhumane or torture. It's just messy. It dies instantly.

I hear you but the betting seems unnecessary.


WHy?

If you've ever seen it you WILL wonder when the f**ker will stop running.
 
2008-08-20 08:22:18 AM  
Maybe the Greyhound dude could compete. Too soon??
 
2008-08-20 08:23:20 AM  

techmom: Shakespeare's Monkey: /Tim Hortons is still open, right?

Yes, but they sell neither handjobs nor beer.


Well they should. Like how pizza places should also deliver rolling papers.
 
2008-08-20 08:23:57 AM  

techmom: RealFarknMcCoy2: So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

As long as you ultimately use the corpse for food, sure...

/the chicken-human analogy falls apart at some point


Well, I'm very sorry for giving you the benefit of the doubt that you'd see some value in not reveling in the death of another living being. I don't.

/have killed, dressed, cooked and eaten a fair few critters
//have euthanised wild animals and beloved pets, too, when necessary
///take no joy in killing animals
 
2008-08-20 08:26:49 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: RubberFootMan: Lucidz: Its all fine and well to kill a chicken for food, but placing bets and drawing a grid to see where they'll land is just ridiculous.

But the chicken is dead. As long as they ultimately use the chicken for food, surely it doesn't matter what they do with the corpse.

So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

There is something to be said for not revelling in blood/death/destruction....


You sir have won todays GOOBERSMACK award
 
2008-08-20 08:28:12 AM  
Surely you people don't think that just because "the death is justified" it doesn't matter what you do with the corpse?

/what do you mean YOU people.
// what do YOU mean, you people...
 
2008-08-20 08:31:57 AM  

jakeone: I hear you but the betting seems unnecessary.


Yeah, well, lots of things are unnecessary. Betting itself is unnecessary.
 
2008-08-20 08:35:12 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

There is something to be said for not revelling in blood/death/destruction....


I rate humans a little higher than chickens. I doubt the family of a chicken is going to be aghast at this treatment, where a human's family would. Also unless I missed something from the article there was no raping of chickens, was there?

If we are comparing it to aprisoner should they should restrain the corpse? Maybe play some dignified music, have a religious person there for the last rights? Give it a last meal?

Or maybe you should grow up and realize they are nothing alike.

Lucidz: Surely you people don't think that just because "the death is justified" it doesn't matter what you do with the corpse?


If you don't like chickens to be killed this way, then kill your own, or don't participate, but don't pretend they are worthy of dignity.
 
2008-08-20 08:36:49 AM  

septic_mouth: RealFarknMcCoy2: RubberFootMan: Lucidz: Its all fine and well to kill a chicken for food, but placing bets and drawing a grid to see where they'll land is just ridiculous.

But the chicken is dead. As long as they ultimately use the chicken for food, surely it doesn't matter what they do with the corpse.

So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

There is something to be said for not revelling in blood/death/destruction....

You sir have won todays GOOBERSMACK award


I am not a "sir", and for ASSuming such, you have won today's FARKTARD award.

/Some people just insist on opening their mouths and removing all doubt
 
2008-08-20 08:38:03 AM  
You could play recordings of DNC meetings and bet on how long it takes for the chicken to commit suicide.
 
2008-08-20 08:38:46 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: /have killed, dressed, cooked and eaten a fair few critters
//have euthanised wild animals and beloved pets, too, when necessary
///take no joy in killing animals


I, too, have done all of the above. I just don't see this as the big deal that you are making of it. It's crude, it's redneck, I wouldn't attend and place a bet - but it's not a bullfight, and it's not dogfighting.

The bettors aren't "revelling in blood/death/destruction"; no more than our local "cow-patty bingo" contests are revelling in bovine feces. They will eventually abandon the practice as outdated.

I will not join the Greek chorus.
 
2008-08-20 08:39:24 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: septic_mouth: RealFarknMcCoy2: RubberFootMan: Lucidz: Its all fine and well to kill a chicken for food, but placing bets and drawing a grid to see where they'll land is just ridiculous.

But the chicken is dead. As long as they ultimately use the chicken for food, surely it doesn't matter what they do with the corpse.

So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

There is something to be said for not revelling in blood/death/destruction....

You sir BIATCH have won todays GOOBERSMACK award

I am not a "sir", and for ASSuming such, you have won today's FARKTARD award.

/Some people just insist on opening their mouths and removing all doubt


Fixed it

/coont
 
2008-08-20 08:41:03 AM  
Mike The *FACELESS* Chicken survived because he wasn't completely decapitated. They only cut off MOST of his head, leaving enough of the brain behind. Also the family claims that after his over timely demise they fried him up and ate him.

Let the Canadian hillbillies have their fun. they are just going to do the same damn thing sans the betting the other 364 days of the year. Did you think your McChicken was humanely put down with Sodium Pentathol and Potassium Chloride? It actually just had its throat sliced open and bled to death on the assembly line. Yeah, decapitation is so much worse...

/eating chicken right now
//you can actually taste the suffering
 
2008-08-20 08:42:30 AM  
I am going to bed, so I will not be posting in here for the next 8-10 hours. But before I go, I will just add: if you see nothing wrong with debasing the death/destruction of another living, breathing animal, another life which holds as much intrinsic value as many human beings (I've known plenty of humans who are about the same intelligence and self-awareness as a chicken), then you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I am not saying that you shouldn't eat meat. I am saying that there is value to every life and activities such as this devalues the lives which are being taken. There is no need to treat death in this way, and doing so is a sign of psychosis. Ask any psychiatrist.
 
2008-08-20 08:44:19 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: But the chicken is dead. As long as they ultimately use the chicken for food, surely it doesn't matter what they do with the corpse.

So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?


I can see you're trying to make a valid point here, but you've rather spoiled it by exaggerating somewhat.

Perhaps if you'd suggested that the vet, after putting my sick cat to sleep, had used it as a puppet in Dead Kitty Theatre. Then I might have been happy to change my mind.
 
2008-08-20 08:46:52 AM  
Mike The Headless Chicken is a statistical anomaly. I bet there's billions of others that the brain stem wasn't left in tact. The process wasn't to blame for Mike's "miracle". Poor Aim perhaps.

Inhumane...not so much. Sadistic...not so much. In todays world of grocery stores for hunting, it makes this a bit weird.

Personally, i prefer "Roadkill Bingo". Make some "bingo cards" with pictures of animals on it, then check off the blocks as you see a "runned over animal". first one to fill their card wins!
 
2008-08-20 08:47:39 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: if you see nothing wrong with debasing the death/destruction of another living, breathing animal, another life which holds as much intrinsic value as many human beings (I've known plenty of humans who are about the same intelligence and self-awareness as a chicken),


So now you're devaluing the intellectually-challenged. Aren't you just a sweetheart.

As much as I disagree with you on this particular issue, I would still drag you out of a burning building and leave the chicken. There is a difference.
 
2008-08-20 08:47:52 AM  
That's how you kill chickens, if you do it outside, they're going to run around a little. If someone wants to have a little fun with it, let them.

/thinks that every meat eater should probably kill an animal at least once so they realize how food gets to the grocery
//hunted and ranched
///loves me some meat
 
2008-08-20 08:48:43 AM  
RealFarknMcCoy2: So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

YES!

Wait, do they have to be on death row?
 
2008-08-20 08:49:01 AM  

jakeone: I really like Canadians, I think they're some of the nicest people you'd ever meet. However, they do seem to harbour these redneck tendencies which is unfortunate.


Just like the US we have our redneck and latte drinking regions. However, if you took an average, I think you would have a lower redneck score (pre-disposition) than Americans. I think only about 10% of our country harbours what you could consider rednecks whereas in the US it is about half (I think they are called red states).
 
2008-08-20 08:50:07 AM  
FTA "If this is torture, then we should close all slaughterhouses in Quebec," and "They cut the chicken's throat and let them bleed to death. That's much more painful, but you don't see it."

Trust me, if those b@stards are PETA could, they would.

He's right about the blood letting, but they are supposed to shock them first, but I've been to a chicken processing plant while in highschool (came from a hick town, we raised them) and not all of them die from the shock. I will say the best part of that tour was after the draining they'd put them into what amounts to a big washing machine with rubber fingers to remove the feathers. Actually that was the 2nd best part, but best part was the chicken bbq we had after the tour.
 
2008-08-20 08:52:37 AM  

SiotMoc: As a Quebecer, I'd like to apologize to the world for the stupidity of our rednecks out in Thetford Mines.

/shame


"The Shame of Thetford Mines". Isn't that a Dixie Chick song?
 
2008-08-20 08:53:22 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: another life which holds as much intrinsic value as many human beings


Here is the fundamental flaw in your reasoning.

/When people disagree on such a basic axiom, they will never agree on the logical conclusions of those axioms.
 
2008-08-20 08:53:24 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: I am saying that there is value to every life and activities such as this devalues the lives which are being taken. There is no need to treat death in this way, and doing so is a sign of psychosis. Ask any psychiatrist.


So guessing which way a tree will fall is wrong too?

What about betting about how many matches it takes to start a fire, are we devaluing the live of trees when we do that?

If you don't extend the same consideration to trees, where do you draw the line?
 
2008-08-20 08:56:12 AM  
"Guy doing stupid stuff on his farm for 9 years" does not a tradition make.
 
2008-08-20 08:56:28 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: There is no need to treat death in this way, and doing so is a sign of psychosis. Ask any psychiatrist.


Sure, just what we need. More psycho-babble. This inexact science is one of the primary contributors to many of today's ill's. We've managed to over analyze and psuedo medically classify every aspect of our behavior.

mrshowrules: Just like the US we have our redneck and latte drinking regions. However, if you took an average, I think you would have a lower redneck score (pre-disposition) than Americans. I think only about 10% of our country harbours what you could consider rednecks whereas in the US it is about half (I think they are called red states).


Yikes. Pretty sure that has more to do with Democratic/Republican status of a state vs. its propensity for NASCAR, moonshine and toothlessness.
 
2008-08-20 09:00:58 AM  
Came for the Whacking Day refs.

I'm leaving now.
 
2008-08-20 09:01:27 AM  
not amused.weeklygeekshow.com
 
2008-08-20 09:03:42 AM  
FTFA: '"Our society is hypocritical," Dorval said. "People don't want to see how animals are killed. But I have news for them, the meat doesn't appear in their plate miraculously, you have to kill the animal."'


What he said. My favorite people are the vegetarians/vegans who don't eat meat 'because it's cruel' but wear leather shoes, leather jackets, leather belts, and have leather couches or car seats. The most fun thing you can do at a college party is twist those little idiots up in their own specious reasoning.
 
2008-08-20 09:12:42 AM  
TFA: "Our society is hypocritical," Dorval said. "People don't want to see how animals are killed. But I have news for them, the meat doesn't appear in their plate miraculously, you have to kill the animal."

This... so much this. For people who grow up seeing that the meat you eat comes from actual animals and doesn't just mystically appear in styrofoam and cellophane at the local supermarket, this is not a big deal. How do these people THINK the chickens usually get put down? They continue to run around when their heads get cut off... if you've ever seen it, it's amusing. I don't see how it's offensive. Dark humour maybe, but then there was a thread with people making fun of the idea of 4 year old sex slaves yesterday. Dead chickens hardly compare to that type of fare.
 
2008-08-20 09:24:49 AM  

liam76: RealFarknMcCoy2: So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

There is something to be said for not revelling in blood/death/destruction....

I rate humans a little higher than chickens. I doubt the family of a chicken is going to be aghast at this treatment, where a human's family would. Also unless I missed something from the article there was no raping of chickens, was there?

If we are comparing it to aprisoner should they should restrain the corpse? Maybe play some dignified music, have a religious person there for the last rights? Give it a last meal?

Or maybe you should grow up and realize they are nothing alike.

Lucidz: Surely you people don't think that just because "the death is justified" it doesn't matter what you do with the corpse?

If you don't like chickens to be killed this way, then kill your own, or don't participate, but don't pretend they are worthy of dignity.


Wow dude, holy hell I hope you're trolling. I am far from a propaganda spouting member of pita but FORGIVE me for thinking that all living creatures are worthy of dignity.

Wtf, seriously.
 
2008-08-20 09:25:28 AM  
Wow everybody just slam McCoy huh! Come on guys, hes putting up quite an intelligent argument.
 
2008-08-20 09:25:46 AM  

RubberFootMan: But the chicken is dead. As long as they ultimately use the chicken for food, surely it doesn't matter what they do with the corpse.


So... I gotta kill the sheep painlessly... fark it... then eat it?

There's always Mike the Headless Chicken (new window)
 
2008-08-20 09:27:19 AM  

RealFarknMcCoy2: I am going to bed, so I will not be posting in here for the next 8-10 hours. But before I go, I will just add: if you see nothing wrong with debasing the death/destruction of another living, breathing animal, another life which holds as much intrinsic value as many human beings (I've known plenty of humans who are about the same intelligence and self-awareness as a chicken), then you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I am not saying that you shouldn't eat meat. I am saying that there is value to every life and activities such as this devalues the lives which are being taken. There is no need to treat death in this way, and doing so is a sign of psychosis. Ask any psychiatrist.


Meh.

Look, I'm as bleeding-heart liberal as they come, and I don't have any problem with this. It's not "glorifying death" - this is the way chickens get killed for eatin', and has been for thousands of years. There's nothing cruel about it.

Making a game of it may seem to be macabre humour to you, but to someone who's grown up on a farm it's little different. It sure as heck doesn't mean someone is psychotic. I'm afraid you're projecting your own cultural values a little strong there, chief.
 
2008-08-20 09:31:42 AM  
I'm just glad to see I'm not the only one not getting the vapors over this.
 
2008-08-20 09:33:13 AM  
SiotMoc: I bet you're a farking separatist too.

I don't see any problem as long as the chiken is eaten. Sissies like you don't understand however. Sainte-ni-touche!
 
2008-08-20 09:36:15 AM  
This is where I draw the line for "animal abuse". If you are going to eat it, if you are protecting yourself or your animals, if it is used for medical research and the like, it doesn't bother me. If these folks are going to eat these chickens, I find this activity somewhat unusual, the way I find anybody who wears a welder's cap who isn't welding unusual. Where I have problems are folks who torture and kill animals for no good reason other than their jollies.
 
2008-08-20 09:36:35 AM  

jafiwam: RubberFootMan: But the chicken is dead. As long as they ultimately use the chicken for food, surely it doesn't matter what they do with the corpse.

So... I gotta kill the sheep painlessly... fark it... then eat it?

There's always Mike the Headless Chicken (new window)


Congratulations on being yet the THIRD person in the thread to link to mike.
DNRTFT?
 
2008-08-20 09:38:05 AM  
Lucidz: Wow dude, holy hell I hope you're trolling. I am far from a propaganda spouting member of pita but FORGIVE me for thinking that all living creatures are worthy of dignity.

Wtf, seriously.


So do you have a ceremony when you swat a mosquito? Get down on your knees and pray for forgiveness when you weed your garden?

You're talking about killing an animal, chopping it up into little pieces, and eating it. There is nothing dignified about it. If you don't like the grim reality of it, then maybe you shouldn't be eating animals.

Seriously, if you have a problem with this, I invite you to sit down and watch Baraka some evening and see how your industrialized chicken meat is produced. The chickens in this article, growing up on a farm, have a much more dignified life than most of what you pick up at the supermarket.
 
2008-08-20 09:39:49 AM  

Darth Otter: RealFarknMcCoy2: I am going to bed, so I will not be posting in here for the next 8-10 hours. But before I go, I will just add: if you see nothing wrong with debasing the death/destruction of another living, breathing animal, another life which holds as much intrinsic value as many human beings (I've known plenty of humans who are about the same intelligence and self-awareness as a chicken), then you ought to be ashamed of yourself. I am not saying that you shouldn't eat meat. I am saying that there is value to every life and activities such as this devalues the lives which are being taken. There is no need to treat death in this way, and doing so is a sign of psychosis. Ask any psychiatrist.

Meh.

Look, I'm as bleeding-heart liberal as they come, and I don't have any problem with this. It's not "glorifying death" - this is the way chickens get killed for eatin', and has been for thousands of years. There's nothing cruel about it.

Making a game of it may seem to be macabre humour to you, but to someone who's grown up on a farm it's little different. It sure as heck doesn't mean someone is psychotic. I'm afraid you're projecting your own cultural values a little strong there, chief.


You know what? If it were done on a farm, and they regularly ate chickens and it was how they survived, and the kids watched the chicken run around as part of that, I would lump it in the macabre humor/innocent-but-still-kinda-farked-up pile.

However, this is a group of hicks gathering for no OTHER reason than to kill a chicken for amusement. The fact that they eat it afterwards is NOT the point of the festival. The death for the sake of humor is.
 
2008-08-20 09:43:20 AM  
Don't play with your food!

/and sit up straight
 
2008-08-20 09:50:23 AM  
Lucidz: However, this is a group of hicks gathering for no OTHER reason than to kill a chicken for amusement. The fact that they eat it afterwards is NOT the point of the festival. The death for the sake of humor is.

Interesting since I read it as death for education. From TFA: "It started out with people who came from the big cities and had never seen a headless chicken run. They wanted to see it to believe it," Dorval explained.

Yes, it's also amusing, but frankly, I wish more people WOULD go see how the meat they eat pretty much daily gets on their plate. The people who seem to take so much offense tend to be the ones so far removed from the process who want to be able to pretend that nothing nasty happens to the animal to get it to them.
 
2008-08-20 09:54:07 AM  

The_Pole_Of_Justice: Yeah, it's painless, and the chickens don't know any better.

There's that whole "sadism" thing, though.

I must say I do find it amusing, though, that many people who complain that video games promote violence would probably be all for this (I GUARANTEE you members of my family would take those exact positions.) As if seeing simulated people on TV is somehow more persuasive than shedding real blood, animal as it might be.

/just using my family as the example here
//YMMV


Lovely little strawman you've got there
 
2008-08-20 09:56:42 AM  
For some reason I am getting images of the "V" lizard people doing something like this with humans.
 
2008-08-20 10:03:43 AM  

Lucidz: liam76: RealFarknMcCoy2: So, if we were to kill someone on death row, then chop off his head, sodomize his gaping neckhole, and ride through town with his head on a pole, that'd be A-OK with you then?

There is something to be said for not revelling in blood/death/destruction....

I rate humans a little higher than chickens. I doubt the family of a chicken is going to be aghast at this treatment, where a human's family would. Also unless I missed something from the article there was no raping of chickens, was there?

If we are comparing it to aprisoner should they should restrain the corpse? Maybe play some dignified music, have a religious person there for the last rights? Give it a last meal?

Or maybe you should grow up and realize they are nothing alike.

Lucidz: Surely you people don't think that just because "the death is justified" it doesn't matter what you do with the corpse?

If you don't like chickens to be killed this way, then kill your own, or don't participate, but don't pretend they are worthy of dignity.

Wow dude, holy hell I hope you're trolling. I am far from a propaganda spouting member of pita but FORGIVE me for thinking that all living creatures are worthy of dignity.

Wtf, seriously.


It's a farking chicken. Guess what, humans are animals and we're a heck of a lot higher in the food chain. If you think a chicken, cow, pig, sheep, or anything else you might want to eat dies a dignified death in the slaughterhouse, then prepare to be grossly disappointed in life.
 
2008-08-20 10:08:38 AM  

Nemo's Brother: Every chicken you have ever consumed died of a similar fashion. Just with no betting. Decapitation is one of the most humane ways you can kill a chicken.


plus gambling is fun.

/win/win//
 
2008-08-20 10:12:36 AM  
www.boingboing.net

"hey kids, how's the me?"

/not obscure
 
2008-08-20 10:19:37 AM  
Silly Canucks.

Perhaps they should try choking the chicken instead.
 
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