Gallus Manifestus

The poultry eating public must know that we have begun the revolution to save the mild mannered, flightless feathered friends of the farm. For too long we have been maligned, beheaded, plucked, stuffed, broiled and baked. This really fries our gizzards and has twisted our necks out of joint.

It is immoral to consume the flesh of these fine, noble birds who for years have been under the ax of oppression. Woe to those who shatter the wishbone. A chicken pox upon your houses.

The great philosophers of ancient Greece and China believed the noble chicken to be the brethren of man and symbolic of the universe:

Plato, having defined man to be a two legged animal without feathers, Diogenes plucked a cock and brought it into the Academy, and said, "This is Plato's man…"

Diogenes the Cynic

Heaven is like an egg, and earth is like the yolk of the egg.

Chang Heng

Even the blessed saints concur with the justice of our cause:

I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Mathew 23:37

And about eating chickens:

Go rather to the lost sheep.

Mathew 10:6

And lastly, we must not forget Saint Patrick, who drove the vile egg-eating snakes from Ireland.

So roost with us, fellow hatchlings, as we peck off the yolk of oppression. And may the flock be with you.