Is Chick-fil-A Promoting Speciocide?

By | December 31, 2008
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Tonight, Georgia Tech will take on Lousiana State University in the 41st annual Chick-fil-A Bowl. There is no doubt the broadcast of this game will feature numerous Chick-fil-A commercials. They are, after all, the main sponsor and have been so for the last ten years.

Most people have a positive opinion of Chick-fil-A. They are seen as a family-owned and operated American business that does well for its employees and for its customers. Upon further investigation, however, perhaps Chick-fil-A is not the type of company that should be allowed to sponsor a major sporting event. Perhaps their image as a family-friendly organization is merely a veneer, a ruse for less-innocent intentions.

For the last several years, Chick-fil-A has used an advertising campaign in which cows carry signs and promote the consumption of chicken instead of beef (see video here). While these ads are normally perceived as harmless and possibly even cute, they could possibly hold a deeper, darker, more divisive, intolerant second meaning.

What people fail to realize is that the Chick-fil-A cows are advocating speciocide, or the killing off of a species. There is no doubt eating more “chikin” means killing more chickens, slaughtering more innocent fowl, and massacring many poor gallus galluses. These seemingly passive cows want every chicken dead.

No other popular advertisement condones murder like the Chick-fil-A ads. No other ad makes such harsh divisiveness acceptable. To make a comparison, if cows and chickens were people, the Chick-fil-A ads would be pushing genocidial cannibalism, which I doubt anyone would find tolerable. No one would think it was funny, cute, or worth buying a calendar for.

Chick-fil-A’s endorsement of mass murder and speciocide must be stopped. The willful disregard the Chick-fil-A cows have for fellow members of the animal kingdom should not be acceptable in our society. Their “harmless” promotion of slaughter and neglect for the civil rights of chickens is not a message we should allow our children to see.

So remember the chickens this New Year’s Eve as you watch Georgia Tech and LSU. Remember the chickens and say “No Way!” to Chick-fil-A.

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4 thoughts on “Is Chick-fil-A Promoting Speciocide?

  1. Anonymous

    You are entertaining a ridiculous thought. Go investigate the company and you will find that they have poured millions of dollars into charitable causes, giving many people opportunities that they otherwise would not have had. In addition, animals were placed on this earth for our use. Use your time more wisely by protecting human rights.

  2. Anonymous

    Are you kidding me! You think the ad is about Killing? It’s about EATING! Give me a break, you must not have anything else better to do than over analyze ad’s for ridiculous messages. Animals being used for food is how God intended it. Did you have a problem with the Wendy’s Where’s the Beef…surely the company killed more cows to make bigger patties in your crazy mind!

  3. Anonymous

    civil rights of chickens! Chickens are not capable of thinking so why should they have civil rights! When I get sued by a chicken maybe I will stop eating Chick-Fil-A otherwise, YUMMMY!!!

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