A few days ago, I went to visit a friend in Taichung. He has a small farm growing organic vegetables in the back yard.
His neighbor raises some chicken friends; the following is the interview with them:
JAS：Lydia, please ask the chicken friends for me, why are they so afraid when they see human beings?
Lydia：It is because they can sense that some of us have goodwill and some have not. They can feel it. However, basically, they don’t want to get too close to humans, especially the reared chickens. They want to keep a distance from humans.
JAS：In this group, how do their caretakers treat them?
Lydia：They feed them and give them a shelter, that’s all.
JAS：Do they know why this family is taking care of them?
Lydia：They know it’s just because they want to eat them.
JAS：How do they feel about people treating them as food?
Lydia：They are very sad. They wonder what the humans could be thinking, by raising them just to eat them. They feel that the entire population is the same; no one is really thinking from their point of view and knowing what they really want. They just want to be free to feed themselves in nature. They don’t need humans to feed them; they can live on their own. They don’t need us to take care of them, yet we confine them in a compound, or in a place, and give them food. In fact, we do not really love them. They can feel it; they all know it. They don’t like it; they hate it.
They say they want freedom; they don’t want to be treated as food. They are also masters of nature and the world. Just like us, they have the right to breathe fresh air and to live a free life. They don’t want to be treated as food; they are not food. That is what they say. Can we understand? Can we hear it? Are we able to understand them? They are not our food; they are not here to be killed to feed us. They also have children and families. No one can bear to see their own children and family members taken away and slain. This is what really saddens them the most. However, they have no power to resist. They can only accept their fate and wait for death to take place. While they are still here, they just enjoy as much as possible. They feel no one can understand them or hear what they say, and this is what upsets them the most.
JAS：We want to ask our chicken friends another question, what is their mission as God has given them such a beautiful life form in this world?
Lydia：Like us, they also come here to enjoy life, enjoy nature, and all things bestowed upon us by Mother Earth. Just like us, they also descended with love. They live with great nature and they are one with nature. They can feel all the changes and pulsations on this planet to which they are closely connected. They rely on great nature to live and the great earth gives them the love that they deserve. This is their greatest comfort and by this, they manage to live.
They can still live in this way because they are being raised outdoors. Actually, they also understand the message from chickens being reared indoors, which are even more miserable. They just cannot imagine what kind of life that is (being confined in cages all the time).
JAS：What about the chickens being reared in factory farms? Do the chicken friends there have a message to tell us through you?
Lydia：Yes! Numerous messages, too numerous: that they can hear them wailing and crying for help, but there is nothing that they can do; they don’t know what to do, and they feel very helpless. Sometimes, they try not to hear it, because there is nothing that they can do. The chickens in the factory farms tell them that their places are so small and congested that some of them have broken their legs. They can’t even see the sunlight. All of them are squeezed in a very small space where they cannot even turn around. Their manure is mixed with their food. They can feel themselves growing bigger all the time as they are eating all the time, but they cannot move around, cannot digest, and cannot absorb. Although their body is growing, some parts are not growing, so their body cannot bear it. The outer stress from the massive breeding is beyond what their bodies can bear, so they are always sick and unhealthy. They feel they are sick chickens, unhealthy chickens. They don’t want to eat that kind of feed anymore because it tastes bad. Some chickens in the factory farms choose to end their lives by not eating or die from illness. They beg for help; they cry aloud but no one hears them. The factory farm owners do not hear them; all humankind does not hear them. The chickens in the factory farms are screaming in desperation. This is the message that they received.
JAS：Since humans are ignorant and cannot hear the voice from the hearts of the animals, they continue to harm our animal friends. What impact does this behavior have on human beings?
Lydia：We are wasting the resources of the Earth; we are depleting the planet of her energy. When the resources and energy are completed exhausted, we must bear the fruits of our actions, the consequences. We are not the only ones suffering; the animals are also suffering.
They can feel the dramatic changes of the planet. They can feel it. They are informed by the plants and by nature that the planet is in great danger. They implore humans to stop doing what they think they should do, and instead endeavor to help them, help the world, and help the planet. Please think about what we can do to help the Earth and stop doing things that we think are good for the Earth, but are in fact not helpful.
JAS：Will our chicken friends please elaborate more on the things that we can do to help the Earth?
Lydia：Please treat everyone kindly, including all animal friends. Treat them with love. They say this is about all that we can do. They don’t want to be treated as food. All animals do not want to be treated as food.
JAS：When these animal friends who are treated as food return to Heaven, what will become of them?
Lydia：Heaven will protect them. Upon returning there, they will be well taken care of. They will return to the world of brightness, which is completely different from here – Earth.
This chicken friend is an elder sister. They have siblings. They have deep affection for each other. Sometimes, they play mischievously, chasing each other or pecking each other, but they are only having fun. Occasionally they might have quarrels, but very soon they would reconcile as if nothing had happened. They treat it as a game. For them, this is heaven and this is happiness. This is the life that they want to have. They highly treasure the present moment, though they are aware of what fate lies ahead. For them, this happiness is short-lived.