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 "
Heaven is like an egg, and earth is like the yolk of the egg.
I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Go rather to the lost sheep.
So roost with us, fellow hatchlings, as we peck off the yolk of oppression. And may the flock be with you.