Maybe awful is a bit harsh, maybe not. The problem as I see it in this culture of ours is that many, many people are indifferent to the well being of food animals, treating them mostly with indifferent expediency. The thinking is that, being merely food animals, they feel no pain or have emotions or experience stress and need any extra care if injured. It's ignorance and a very lazy sort of thinking more than anything. Any person could look at a chicken with an open mind and immediately grasp that they are a much higher life form than a zuchini plant.I know, they didn't even bother to pick her up until I was about to collect her. They let me know she was injured and looked "a little rough, but she'll be ok." Awful people.