Jamie Oliver’s Fowl Dinners

Not really much of a surprise that this didn’t air in the US. If you still buy non-free-range-chicken after this you might want to consider professional help.

Jamie Oliver slaughters chickens on British TV to demonstrate cruelty; supermarkets across the UK sell out of free-range animal products. You, of course, didn’t see this on the US TV (and I’d be surprised if the YouTube links below didn’t go dead fairly soon)

A chicken is a living thing, an animal with a life cycle, and we shouldn’t expect it will cost less than a pint of beer in a pub

Jamie’s Chicken and Egg series (all of these look to just be pulled [badly] off the BCC in the UK):

Reactions to the show

Commentary on Reddit: http://reddit.com/info/65nhi/comments/

Related – if you have OnDemand – Fast Food Nation is really worth watching – it looks at the beef side of this industry in the US

New York Times Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/dining/16anim.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all