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(The Moscow Times)   Russia Bans United States chickens   ( themoscowtimes.com) divider line
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2002-03-10 02:33:53 PM  
The solution is simple.


And I'll paypal a dollar to the first person who posts a picture of the PETA dude dressed in a chicken costume telling people to try their veggie crap.
2002-03-10 05:53:44 PM  
one less food item that russians wont have to stand in line for 6 hours to get.
2002-03-10 05:55:50 PM  
Although I can't give away all my fitness secrets, I can confirm that chicken is an important part of my dietary routine. For more information, order my video.
2002-03-10 05:58:27 PM  
Sec you stole my joke! *shakes fist*
2002-03-10 05:58:29 PM  
So much for Bush Sr. going to Russia...
2002-03-10 05:58:59 PM  
ok, more cucumbers for the Russians! yum!

maybe one day they will live past 60

ok, I'm not being fair.
2002-03-10 05:59:03 PM  
LunaticFringe: You mean this one?

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2002-03-10 06:00:31 PM  
have you ever had fresh chicken? Like just killed? It is so good - beats frozen Tyson crap any day.
2002-03-10 06:01:04 PM  
maybe this is retaliation for our secret plans to nuke them and those other six nations.
2002-03-10 06:02:00 PM  
Bonobo62 wins. Give me your paypal email address. :D
2002-03-10 06:02:10 PM  
Well, we know how the Russians feel about 'strange' religions such as Scientology, the Mormons, and so on.

I think it's obvious: the Russians think that this is a plot to import Jack Chick's missionaries under the guise of "Chickens."

Or maybe they're worried about "Jack Chickenhawks".
2002-03-10 06:03:26 PM  
How is this strange? It´s a response to finding salmonella in a shipment and the US putting unreasonable customtaxes on imported steel to protect their own steelindustry.
2002-03-10 06:04:12 PM  
buisiness idea: build some of those gross chicken hotels in Russia so they don't have to import them.

another one: sell Russian woman to men in the US who can't get laid.
2002-03-10 06:05:03 PM  
LunaticFringe: It's bo­n­o­bo6­2[nospam-﹫-backwards]knil­htr­ae­*net

woo-hoo! I'm a weiner! Or a winner... or something.
2002-03-10 06:07:38 PM  
Food for thought.

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2002-03-10 06:08:29 PM  
Yes, you should be very proud.
2002-03-10 06:10:56 PM  
Iron Felix The bald guy's mugging Colonel Sanders!

No, as someone said already, this is just part of the trade war that Bush just started with the whole world over steel imports.
2002-03-10 06:11:07 PM  
Yes! We must devise more ways to get russians to take american cocks. nothing likee seeing an american cock in a russian mouth. Rusions just love the olde red white and blue cock.

2002-03-10 06:12:01 PM  
GO colonel...GO colonel

No really, colonel....GO!
2002-03-10 06:13:03 PM  
Damn Paypal! They took 33 cents of that dollar! I'm 67 cets richer, though...
2002-03-10 06:17:13 PM  
american officials are puzzled about this? maybe that should explain why they're also puzzled that 9-11 happened, i mean after all who would want to hurt america except evil-doers?
2002-03-10 06:19:57 PM  
I guess chicken will be cheaper at the SuperGigantic Supermarket.
2002-03-10 06:23:03 PM  
Not exactly strange, two reasons that they do this, lack of quality of chickens the Russians buy and to piss of the US because of the Steel Tarrifs.
2002-03-10 06:26:16 PM  
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2002-03-10 06:50:49 PM  
Those Russians, what a bunch of chickens
2002-03-10 07:13:27 PM  
PM Mulletron just because the world at the moment doesnt like America very much, doesnt mean you have to get paranoid. I could just as well say: America attacks the world by putting a 30% tax on foreign steele.

Russia could have countless resons for banning US chickens.

From the article:
'Russian agriculture officials have also expressed concern about what they say is the use of antibiotics and artificial feed additives in U.S. chicken production.'

'Last year, U.S. producers sold Russia about 1 million tons of poultry worth up to $700 million, according to U.S. trade figures. Russia produced just 564,000 tons.'
2002-03-10 07:21:39 PM  
Not that I'm happy for the chicken farmers, but now I'll be able to go and get boneless, skinless breasts really cheap, like $1.69/lb. or something! I like eatting breasts, especially w/ spaghetti and cheese.

2002-03-10 07:28:24 PM  
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Next on Celebrity Deathmatch: Colonel Sanders versus a Soviet T-34!
2002-03-10 07:30:33 PM  
look here for the Colonel
2002-03-10 07:31:35 PM  
2002-03-10 07:33:12 PM  
Paypal stole $0.33? Those DASTARDS!

And now I know your real name, Mr. Br****n Be***n!
2002-03-10 07:46:51 PM  
there is no paranioa in my previous post, just a jab at the fact that americans do as they please and when some1 else decides to do the same, they become concerned and puzzled over this "turn of events".

of course there must be other reasons, countless reasons, but the americans never understand them till they suit their needs.

the world pissed off at america? definetly the government, but how could we get pissed off at mere people who didn't really actually vote for most of these people in office? hopefully this'll blow over in 3 years, but most probably, in order to protect the interests of freedom loving americans everywhere, voting will be outlawed since it "might inspire unpatriotic inquiries into the present administration".

welcome to our fascist past, you have a lot of pain ahead of you.
2002-03-10 08:25:20 PM  
2002-03-10 09:02:18 PM  

I was going to call you an idiot ,but you are from Montreal and all I can say is I'm sorry.
2002-03-10 09:36:09 PM  
2002-03-10 10:02:48 PM  
A friend of mine sent me the New York Times version through e-mail. It's the same story, told in a much more amusing way.

Request permission to post?
2002-03-10 10:30:05 PM  
Stalin rolls over in grave as Potin announces that there will only be one chicken in every second pot.
2002-03-11 04:22:17 AM  
There are other reasons too: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1864000/1864844.s​tm

Bush Snr gave the Russians a load of chicken legs to help with a food shortage. This gesture had the side effect of almost wiping out the Russian food industry, Russian chickens cost 6x American ones.

Russia is also concerned about the poor quality of food that gets sent to it. So, Americans may not have a load of cheap chicken to eat now since the chickens they were sending you might not want.
2002-03-11 06:00:14 AM  
I can't believe we are in the 21st century and have not yet crossbred spiders with chickens to generate 8 legged chickens, which can spin webs with eggs in for easier picking!!
2002-03-11 07:21:27 AM  
they have chicken over there?
2002-03-11 08:49:06 AM  
Sandurz: Prepare for light speed.

Dark Helmet: No, no, light speed is too slow.

Sandurz: Light speed too slow?

Helmet: Yes, we'll have to go right to...Ludicrous speed!

Sandurz:Ludicrous speed! Sir, we've never gone that fast before. I don't think the ship can take it.

Helmet: What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz...CHICKEN?!
2002-03-11 01:08:48 PM  
I read somewhere that we send a lot of chicken thighs and legs to russia. seems we Americans prefer breast meat, and that means there's a surplus of dark meat. many foreigners prefer the dark meat because it's more flavorful.

it was hard to write that without it sounding dirty....
2002-04-01 11:58:51 PM  
My mean. God bless thuh U.S.A.
2002-04-01 11:59:50 PM  
nevermind Fah-q
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