I'm not sure if people understood the question correct, because I didn't know this many people liked chickens! The question was asking, what is your favourite animal, as a pet (not to eat). Anyway, chickens win!! Chickens are thee coolest.
That lighter coloured chicken (above) looks exactly like my chicken, Little Yellow Friend 2, except fatter. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love chickens. ROCK ON CHICKEN LOVERS!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is a great book that you must read. It is about a 17 year old girl, Bella Swan. She meets mysterious Edward Cullen. There's something about him, which could ruin their lives. He is a vampire. And they're in love.
Also read New Moon and Eclipse, the sequels to this great series. And Breaking Dawn, is coming out soon.
I recommend you read them in order otherwise you won't understand a thing.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
You're crammed inside a cage. You can't move around or move your arms and legs. There are rotting bodies all around you. Your skin is scratching off from the wires of the cage. Your nails have curled around the cage wires and you're trapped.
I'm pretty sure you've heard about Battery Cage Hens. Each hen is squashed inside metal cages, each with space about an A4 sized sheet of paper. These hens do not have any dust to bathe in, space to stretch their wings, or a quiet place to lay their eggs. The cages are in artifically lit sheds. They're trapped in there for their whole life.
The hens are fed food that make them lay eggs. The farmers turn the lights on in mornings, causing chickens to believe it is the beginning of a new day and making them lay an egg. When a full day has not passed, farmers trick the hens by shutting the lights for a few hours and turning them back on so the chickens can lay another egg.
Due to stress and boredom, the hens often peck(ed) each other. But not for long, because the farmers came up with the solution of cutting one third of their beak off. They are not given any pain reliever and it sometimes leads to shock and death. The hens' only escape is the slaughterhouse.
These chickens do not deserve to be treated this way. They sacrifice (well, they don't have a choice) their lives giving eggs for human consumption.
If you eat egg, only buy Free Range. You never know where those Cage Eggs have been. Some hens use dead chickens as nests to lay their eggs. Those eggs could roll out and end up in our supermarkets.
This is a book you must read: Kiki Strike Inside The Shadow City - by Kirsten Miller
I did a book report and class oral presentation on this book so here is a blurb I have made:
12 year old Ananka Fishbein meets the mysterious Kiki Strike and together with a few other friends, they form a secret society called the Irregulars. They Discover the secrets of the long forgotten Shadow City, underneath the towns of New York.
But Kiki's evil auntie, Livia, Queen of Pokrovia and her daughter, Sidonia, Princess of Pokrovia are out to get Kiki and her guardian, Verushka.
The Irregulars must watch one of their members, Betty, as she attends the rich and famous Bannerman Ball, in search of clues about recent kidnappings. But Princess Sidonia has set a trap for the Irregulars.
Will it be too late before Kiki Strike and her friends can save the Shadow City from being discovered by others?
Action packed and full of excitement. This book is great for girls who like reading about teamwork and discovery.
Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb
Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb
the second book of this spectacular series.
(This book was presented in class by my friend, Random Irregular)
Instead of hanging around with sharp objects and self defence skills, some women choose to purchase this pretty black jacket. When the No-Contact Jacket is activated by the owner, 80,000 volts of current is delivered just below the surface shell of the jacket. If a stranger were to grab hold of the person, they would feel a shock, not to kill them but enough for them to get the message that the person is dangerous and protected. It is illegal in some countries. I do feel sorry for those who may innocently get attacked when accidently bumping into the jacket!