‘Zombie’ Chicken Carcass Reminds Us That Every Animal Was Once Alive

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

“I’m never eating chicken again after seeing that.”

That 👆 is the only appropriate response to watching the footage 👇 below.

The now-viral video—which appears to show a raw, mutilated chicken carcass yanking him- or herself off a plate and crawling from a table—has been viewed more than 14 million times.

The video was reposted to Facebook on July 9 by a Miami woman named Rie Phillips. It’s unclear where exactly the incident was filmed, but it appears to have taken place in a restaurant.

This video reminds us that chickens—and all other animals—are individuals who, like us, are capable of feeling pain and don’t want to die.

It’s easy for some to forget that the mishmash of flesh on their plate is just that—part of someone’s dead, decaying body. But this “zombie” chicken video, just like 2017’s viral video of a “jumping” fish carcass

… serves as a stark reminder that no one wants to be killed for food. If this footage horrifies you, as it did millions of others, there’s only one thing to do: Stop eating animals.

Help Chickens—Don’t Eat Them

Chickens are inquisitive and interesting individuals. They’re also arguably the most abused animals on the planet. In the U.S. alone, approximately 9 billion of them are killed for their flesh each year. Most of them spend their life in total confinement—from the moment they hatch until the day they’re killed.

Take Action for Chickens

The idea that eating a chicken or a fish is acceptable but eating a dog or a girl is unacceptable is ludicrous and speciesist. Don’t be speciesist. Everyone deserves equal consideration. Click below if you agree:

Leave All Animal-Derived Foods off Your Plate

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind