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View Poll Results: Do you think the world is going mad with political correctness?
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:51 AM   #1
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Has the world gone stark staring mad?


I read today that a group of Spanish vegans called Almas Veganas are separating hens from cockerels because "they don't want hens to be raped". They filmed themselves doing it and apparently you can see it on Twitter.

They say they are doing it because of "the notion of consent" (how can you tell whether or not a hen has consented?) and because "the hens do not want to be mounted and always try to escape."

You couldn't make it up!
 
Old 09-04-2019, 05:55 AM   #2
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They should go and do the same for lions and tigers, etc. See how they get on.
 
Old 09-04-2019, 05:55 AM   #3
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Attention-seeking, pure and simple.
 
Old 09-04-2019, 06:32 AM   #4
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They should go and do the same for lions and tigers, etc. See how they get on.
If the biology of lions and tigers is the same as that of the domestic cat, they really would have a problem on their hands. Cats don't ovulate spontaneously. They need to be stimulated by mating and, for this purpose, tom cats have spiny penises. The queen usually submits to mating readily enough but always screams when the couple separate and quite often then attacks the tom. Bit difficult to know what constitutes consent in a case like that. And if lions have the same arrangement...

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Old 09-04-2019, 06:38 AM   #5
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But to answer the original question, no, the world has not gone stark staring mad. It has ALWAYS been stark staring mad. Now we just notice it more because madness is encouraged.
 
Old 09-04-2019, 07:15 AM   #6
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If the biology of lions and tigers is the same as that of the domestic cat, they really would have a problem on their hands. Cats don't ovulate spontaneously. They need to be stimulated by mating and, for this purpose, tom cats have spiny penises. The queen usually submits to mating readily enough but always screams when the couple separate and quite often then attacks the tom. Bit difficult to know what constitutes consent in a case like that. And if lions have the same arrangement...
But they should still try picking on something bigger, given that the entire premise is crazy.
 
Old 09-04-2019, 07:30 AM   #7
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I read today that a group of Spanish vegans called Almas Veganas...
The group is described as "anti-speciesist" and "transfeminist"...

I can find few English language sources for the story except for the Daily Fail...
 
Old 09-04-2019, 07:49 AM   #8
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I was going to say "Yes, it has", but wpeckham makes a very good point - so what he said.

You should start a poll Hazel. For the record; I'd vote "Yes", or if there was another option called something like "It already has, but these days it's a race to the bottom", I'd vote that option...
 
Old 09-04-2019, 08:12 AM   #9
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If this wasn't also just sad it would be absolutely hilarious, especially from any person's POV that actually grows up in the country, around animals. Most people prefer unfertilized eggs so they won't likely feel any negative impact for a few years, since although chickens can live up to 20 years, most expire in half that time. So in 5-10 years when their chicken population begins to thin out, they will begin to feel the sting of their unnatural, citified, anxiety-induced projection.... that is, of course unless the hens begin much sooner vacillating between weeping and fighting from fits of depression and possibly hoarding cats. (TFIC)
 
Old 09-04-2019, 08:28 AM   #10
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Attention-seeking, pure and simple.
This. I was friends with a vegan years ago and eating out with him was always a chore. It was like coddling to a 4-year-old picky eater.
 
Old 09-04-2019, 09:09 AM   #11
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In this country, there's quite a fashion for adopting old hens that don't lay any more as domestic pets. Apparently they can be quite affectionate.
 
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You should start a poll Hazel. For the record; I'd vote "Yes", or if there was another option called something like "It already has, but these days it's a race to the bottom", I'd vote that option...
Done!
 
Old 09-04-2019, 09:15 AM   #13
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I voted no. I don't think the world is going mad with political correctness. I think a small, vocal minority are championing political correctness, but they do not speak for the majority. They certainly don't speak for the majority of posters in this thread either, by the looks of things.
 
Old 09-04-2019, 09:58 AM   #14
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In this country, there's quite a fashion for adopting old hens that don't lay any more as domestic pets. Apparently they can be quite affectionate.
They're also good to eat... ideal for slow cooked stews and casseroles, etc...
 
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Out of interest, if I were going to cook a chicken stew using breasts, would I bake them first or could I just dice them and put them in the stock?
 
  


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