My Fowl Friend

For some reason today this chicken decided to hang out at my table.  I leaned over the table, waved, and said hello to it and it never left.

I suppose I am a kind of Dr. Doolittle.

However, I eat chicken and am making fried chicken right now.  But, is it possible for me to have such a relationship with a chicken that I might want to stop eating chicken, and then meat, and then maybe go vegan?

I do truly love animals.  However, many people say that true animal lovers do not eat meat.  

Yet, does not the Lion eat the gazelle, the impalas, or zebras?  We see this in the animal kingdom.  Many anthropologists would attribute our relatively larger brain size and cognition to a meat diet.