(Times of Israel) It's a crisp fall day in southern Oregon and Josh Shupack, 32, is gently whispering in a chicken's ear.
"We're going to return your soul to heaven, your blood to the earth," he says, petting the bird's bright red comb. "And nourish our bodies with your flesh."
This is what Shupack tells every chicken before he cuts its esophagus and trachea with a razor-sharp blade and holds it by the feet as it bleeds out into the dirt below. Its body quivers and shakes for a minute, black and orange feathers flapping, before it goes limp in his hands.
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