A few years ago, I was awarded a Professional Development Course for artists. Part of the homework was to write an Artist Statement. I worked and worked; polishing an eliminating, until I only had the kernel that was “me.” When I read it out; I was told: “That’s what everyone would say.”
I got tired of being known as just “Doug,” or “Oh, him,” or “If he’s coming; I’m not going,” and decided to remake my image — “Doug the Beloved” [the guy who used to be just “him.”] I was just about to announce this, when there was a Pandemic and the bar was closed — why does this sort of thing always happen to me?
February 23, 2021
With the public outcry over the industrial farming practice of dumping live male chicks into a grinder, the Poultry Public Perception Panel is promoting the "Hatch and Release" method as a more humane solution.
A cushion of air wafts the chicks up the pipe to the release point, where they are free to go wherever they wish. To avoid waste, those that fall to the receiving area below are respectfully collected and put into a grinder.