It seems like over the last several days we have had quite a few members become sensitive to certain topics... Graphic photos, killing predators and even our sacred emoticons... A fact of life is that everyone will never agree on every subject. If you're a Republican, you will get mad or upset by what a Democrat says. If your a card-carrying member of the NRA, you'll get PO'ed at gun-control advocates. If your Christian, you'll get upset by those heathen Buddhists (of which I am a proud member). The faceless anonymity of the internet makes it very easy to argue and post feelings and thoughts that most of us would never say in a public arena. It is too easy to be rude and make negative comments when all you have to do is type a few words (or insert an appropriate emoticon). With that in mind, there is an old saying that my mother instilled in me many years ago: "Live and Let Live"...everyone has a right to express their opinions as long as they meet the guidelines of this forum. If someone feels that a thread or post isn't politically-correct, they can easily by-pass it. No one forces us to read these threads. I personally cannot stand the thought of processing my birds, so I avoid the "Meat Birds" forum...but I am thankful that it exists for those members that need to exchange information. This is a great forum and one of the most civil regardless of our small spats from time to time. However, banning certain topics because of our individual sensitivities will lessen the effectiveness of the overall Backyard Chickens community.