Chickens Die!

Every once in a while, we here at Gadling deviate from the travel theme to bring you something that has caught our attention even though it has nothing to do with travel.  Today’s story comes to us from the AP wire and is entitled, “8 Chickens Die in Senior Prank at High School.”

It turns out that the senior class at Redwood High School in Larkspur, California thought it might be funny to release a bunch of live chickens on campus.  A harmless prank, you might think, but not harmless at all.  Eight chickens bought the farm during the prank and now the students are facing possible animal cruelty charges. 

Can you say, “Slow News Day?”

Eight chickens die and it makes headlines?  Are you kidding me?  The font on the article was larger and bolder than the articles we see daily about soldiers dying in Iraq and Afghanistan.  “Eight Chickens Die?!?!?”  Please.  The fact that the students bought the chickens from a “live market” in San Francisco tells me that they were initially intended for far darker purposes than being released on a high school campus.  Those chickens were on their way to the Colonel Sanders in the sky either way you chop it. Providing the students didn’t torture them, the chickens met the same demise they would have anyway.  And this is news?