So I’ve been reading about the use of virtual technology for the military veterans as a way to help the healing process of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
But this was something different yesterday in downtown D.C….
Using virtual reality to “See Life Through A Chicken’s Eyes”–complements of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
So I go up and ask the attendant what this is all about.
She says, “You can take the virtual reality tour and walk around a field as a chicken!”
She goes on, “Only we’re having some trouble with the technology, so can you come back in 20 minutes?”
Uh, okay, but 2 things:
1. Yes, I do believe in ethical treatment for everyone (including animals), and no one should suffer where we can (and should) prevent it.
2. I did just have some chicken (only Kosher, of course!) to eat just last week (and it was pretty good), and while I am curious to see the virutal reality, I can’t make it back here in 20 minutes, but thank you!
Lesson: Treat all life compassionately, but I don’t have to walk around as a chicken to see that! 😉