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I was a hen, and now I'm chicken ... by lamiel

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A plea for vegetarianism …

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(captured in a market stall…Warangal, India)


  • Akash Puthraya
    Akash Puthrayaalmost 4 years ago

    bwooootal! ;)

  • Thanks, Akash for your emotional response to this capture ;-)

    – lamiel

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsalmost 4 years ago

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

  • Miron Abramovici
    Miron Abramovicialmost 4 years ago

    Very powerful!

  • Thanks, Miron …this is part of a series I’m building up of butcher shops (as I’m traveling) :-)

    – lamiel

  • Tam  Locke
    Tam Lockealmost 4 years ago

    I went to fave this one because of its meaning and symbolism… but i don’t ever want to see it again! ;) I have been a vegetarian from the age of 5, the only one in my family. To say I have copped flack for it would be an understatement, but when i see works like this depicting the daily death and cruelty that is on our plates, it reminds me why I took a stand when I did. Thanks Miguel

  • You are so right. I understand your reaction. I am not a vegetarian but working my way there. But I can console myself in thinking that this hen did not die in vain…that as a photo this poor animal makes a statement. Thanks so much for your thoughts.

    – lamiel

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsalmost 4 years ago

    As a owner of a few pet hens and a vegetarian since birth, I find this rather disturbing. There are plenty of cruelty-free foods out there. One doesn’t need to eat meat of any kind in order to be healthy!

  • Hi, this is what this image is all about…showing the absurd cruelty…and making one think of alternatives…thanks for dropping by and leaving your thoughts.

    – lamiel

  • Roger Mann
    Roger Mannalmost 3 years ago

    A haunting shot and one that unfortunately will affect few. Animal cruelty is so interlinked with meat eating that many accept it unblinkingly. Thank you for posting this – as a long term vegetarian it’s good to see others with similar views.

  • Hi, Roger…sorry for the belated reply…I’m traveling through India and I don’t have access to internet as I would like to to keep up with RedBubble. I appreciate your thoughts on this, I agree, disturbing photo.

    – lamiel

  • REKHA Iyern [Fe] Records Canada
    REKHA Iyern [F...almost 3 years ago

    Makes my heart bleed…this piece is very emotional for me, Rekha ):

  • I understand your reaction, Rekha.

    – lamiel

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