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Kid Nation poll asks ‘Is it OK for a child to kill a chicken?’

By asoglin
Monday, September 24th, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Kid Nation.

kidnationThe younguns’ on Kid Nation, the new CBS reality TV show, will be contemplating the slaughter of chicken in the episode that airs Wednesday.

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 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.

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  1. Jill Says:

    Kid Nation rocks! I realize it was hard for them to kill the chicken, but honestly, they needed it for food.

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