The Domestic Chicken as Legal Fiction

Cruelty for Profit

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  • Estée Crenshaw

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https://doi.org/10.52537/humanimalia.9611

Abstract

This paper explores the legal fictions surrounding the domestic chicken and its place in animal agriculture through a comparison of law and cultural narrative. The legal fictions examined are that of chickens as already dead, chickens as things, and chickens as a collective. Through examination of these fictions, a narrative of cruelty arises that questions the current treatment of domestic chickens in animal agriculture.

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Author Biography

Estée Crenshaw

Estée Crenshaw graduated with her MFA in fiction from Brigham Young University. She currently works as an adjunct English instructor at Utah Valley University and as a corporate writer and editor.

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Published

2017-09-22

How to Cite

Crenshaw, Estée. 2017. “The Domestic Chicken As Legal Fiction: Cruelty for Profit”. Humanimalia 9 (1):1-21. https://doi.org/10.52537/humanimalia.9611.

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