Visualizing Sociology in Everyday Life

12. When you buy chicken, do you think about the fact that it was once living?

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When you buy chicken, do you think about the fact that it was once living?
photo: Chris Caldeira
When you buy chicken, do you think about the fact that it was once living?
photo: Chris Caldeira

Imagine going to a market and seeing chickens with their feet reaching into the air. Would your assumptions about the chicken you eat change? There is little about the way chicken is processed and packaged in the United States that reminds us that the meat we buy was once a living creature.

 

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