Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Blinkered Chickens

I would be failing in my duty if I did not bring this to your attention. The local rag’s front page picture today is of two chickens. According to the caption and the accompanying story these Liuzhou chickens are wearing glasses!

What becomes clear on closer inspection is that it’s the newspaper staff who need glasses. Rather than aiding the poor poultry’s eyesight, what they are wearing is preventing them from seeing.

Apparently, by leaving them only peripheral vision, they are less likely to demonstrate aggressive behaviour or attack each other.

Which is the opposite of my experience with people. I’ve always found that the more blinkered a person is, the more likely they are to be aggressive and violent. Chickens are clearly different.

But it’s good that the local media are keeping us informed about the stories that really matter.

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