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You know I was initially going to put an artist's photograph at the top of my diary. It was called "slaughterhouse" and showed naked men hanging upside down for slaughter. I found it using google, so may not be able to find it again.
by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:43:33 AM EST
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And that would illustrate what?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:45:54 AM EST
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Well, naked men hanging in a slaughterhouse? Ahhh I think I know where this is going, you're going to say that it should have been naked women, you dirty dirty dirty man ;))
by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:48:44 AM EST
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I'm afraid it would have to be pictures of children and adolescents, which is even more disturbing.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:53:07 AM EST
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Oh damn, you're absolutely right. And extremely obese ones too.
by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 10:56:02 AM EST
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Why obese? I agree with your points on industrial production, but the only case where excessive fat is produced is in fat ducks and geese. Chicken, for example, are not reared to be overfat, but to have a lot of meat. BTW, this is mostly done by selecting and crossing breeds -- to a point where cruelty does intervene, imo, because some of the breeds they come up with are not viable in "real" circumstances and some can hardly walk... But your points upthread about weight etc, and this comment on obesity, don't seem to me right.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 11:22:39 AM EST
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And in the case of beef it's achieved by using growth hormones.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 11:26:28 AM EST
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Heavy, muscular, dense, meaty, obese, bahhh, what's the difference? I think I should have said "disproportionate" then.

And while we're at it, come back upthread so I can blaggard you and Jérôme on the deforestation issue ;)))

by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 11:26:54 AM EST
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