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Inspired to Paint a Chicken

Yesterday, I was searching Google for a photograph that would inspire me enough to recreate it on canvas.  Most of the time I use my own photos, but this time I was searching for bird photos.  While looking at photos of chickens, I inadvertently came across a You-Tube video by Paul McCartney.  The video is called “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian”.  I’m putting a link of the video so you can watch.  I warn you. It’s graphic!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4TON3BxTxg Throughout the video, I watched all sorts of animal abuses that are performed at modern, factory farms.  I had just finished my lunch and flossed my teeth to remove the sliver of pork steak that was wedged between them.   As Paul McCartney narrated the video, I watched, in horror, abuses farm animals undergo.  I kept thinking, are these abuses tolerated so that I can eat meat? I would describe some of the details of the video to you, but have a hard time writing them.  Despite the sickening feeling swelling up in my stomach, I did continue to watch the video to completion; however, not without shedding tears and feeling like my lunch would literally haunt me. I’m already talking to my family about “going vegetarian” and if we could adjust to such extreme changes in our diet.  I need to shed some pounds, the mechanic said he’d eat what I put in front of him, and my 19 year old daughter is apprehensive about B-12 deficiency. So, vegetarianism begins? Stay tuned.