Such fine "stewards" we are... So considerate of the lives in our care. We the species who is privileged with the capacity to feel empathy. We who can appreciate the value of life. We who possess the knowledge to live by principals based in reason and fairness. But something must be amiss in Russia... And even with it's cohorts here in the U.S.
Figure this... A "poultry" farm in Russia has put 400,000 baby chicks to death. An additional 600,000 have died of malnutrition and the lives of 3 million more chickens remain imperiled. Seems there's some kind of financial (or political) mishap on this farm...
Meanwhile, Russia has just authorized the 2011 import quota of 350,000 tons of chicken parts... No doubt most will be shipped from the U.S.
When this bizarre situation plays out further it becomes even more worthy of ridicule: The chicks and birds will die in the frozen temperatures, being dumped just outside the barn that was to be their only home during their micro-short lives...
Yet there will be chicken pieces... That will travel frozen, for thousands of miles. . . I dunno --- How much fuel does it take to ship 350,000 tons across an ocean?
Ah yes... Such fine stewards our species is. As long as we don't examine too closely our world, and animal agriculture's hand in it, it might appear to make such perfect sense. But once you look it's plain to see it is terribly mismanaged even in the most practical sense of good economic theory. Instead it's run by a pitiful Three Stooges version of the Keystone Cops... Too bad the innocent must pay for the greed and ignorance of those "in charge".
Of course we don't need to ship, kill or eat chickens under any circumstance... Please consider a compassionate alternative. Go Vegan