There are lots of them. They are very young. May be 20 to a box which is their abode till they reach some place where they will be raised for eggs or for meat. They all seem very excited and chirpy. They are making a lot noise. Are they looking forward to the journey.
The box proudly says that these are one day old chicks. I don’t know what the chicks are thinking. I don’t know what it means for a chick to be born in this world. They are just in a box trying to look outside. Do chickens have mothers ? Do chicks long for their mothers ? What do they eat when they are the box and just one day old? Does anyone care for them as they are transported from a hatchery to somewhere else. Do little chicks get a car seat ?
And somewhere in a hospitals there are babies taking birth. Some of them are probably one day old. They are going to raised to be someone’s daughter or son. They don’t know what they are.. yet. Some of them are snuggled tightly to their mothers. They are only one day old but they know how to drink milk. A lot of people are watching, praying, taking care of them to make sure they are comfortable and getting strong.
I don’t know where this Blog is going. I felt bad when I saw all these little chicks and the boxes stacked up at Kathgodam Railway station. Would love to hear what you think. I feel something is not right with this world where babies of humans and animals are treated differently. And this is not the vegetarian argument. It is just a humane argument and may be we are not human beings.