Monday, September 24th, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Kid Nation.
According to the Kid Nation web site, “As the town debates whether or not to kill chickens for protein, a group of kids protests by locking the chickens–and themselves–in the coop.”
So, we’re asking in a ContraCostaTimes.com poll, Is it OK for a child to kill a chicken? You can vote here. The options:
- Sure, eat or be eaten.
- It’s OK if it’s for food, not sport.
- No, it’s wrong to kill animals.
- No, it’s too dangerous.
- No, I’d have Michael Vick do it.
OK, so if I’d killed a chicken when I was 8, I probably would have been traumatized. But the adolescents probably can handle it. Some of ‘em come from farms. They can help the kids from the cities and the ‘burbs get a lesson in where their dinners are coming from. I’m more worried about the axe and the need for a post-slaughter finger census than I am about mental scarring.
C’mon back here Wednesday night and Thursday morning, when Ann Tatko-Peterson and I will pick apart the episode. Our take on the first episode.