To tell you the truth, I can’t tolerate talking about, writing about, or reading about chicken farms in any depth. It’s not just because I keep chickens, although that’s a significant part of it. It’s more that I just can’t reconcile a nice docile Chicken McNugget with the reality of what goes on in one of these places. It’s just too much to take in. I don’t eat meat myself; that’s my contribution to animal welfare. But if you want to know more about the subject, check out this article on Tyson and read Virgil Butler’s blog. He’s a former Tyson employee who writes about the killing floor and about the chickens he’s adopted since then. Warning: it’s pretty graphic.