Die vertikale Hühnerfarm – Willkommen in der Zukunft?


Der Architekturstudent André Ford hat ein Modell für die Massentierhaltung der Zukunft vorgestellt. Dabei soll den Hühnern, die in ein vertikales Netz aus Schläuchen integriert sind, die Großhirnrinde entfernt werden, um die Sinneswahrnehmung und so jegliche Empfindungen zu unterbinden.
Dies soll zum einen die Lösung für den wachsenden Fleischbedarf sein, zum anderen eine ethische Alternative zu herkömmlicher Massentierhaltung.

Architecture student André Ford has proposed a new system for the mass production of chickens that removes the birds’ cerebral cortex so that they don’t experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms.
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But Ford goes a step further and proposes a “Headless Chicken Solution.” This would involve removing the cerebral cortex of the chicken to inhibit its sensory perceptions so that it could be produced in more densely packed conditions without the associated distress. The brain stem for the chicken would be kept intact so that the homeostatic functions continue to operate, allowing it to grow.

Ford proposes this solution for two reasons: To meet the rising demand for meat, particularly poultry, and to improve the welfare of the chickens by desensitizing them to the unpleasant reality of their existence.

via Nerdcore / Wired