A tricky one...
oh this is a tricky one.
"would you rather fight a chicken on a daily basis or an orangutan with a sword once a year?"
as for chicken, i have no sympathy for the birds, they are infibetely more intelligent than a turkey but the are also far superior in taste. i have been around farm animals and have no qualms about a good protein the source. i have never needed to kill a chicken but am fairly confident it would be doable. esoecially if i had a daily encounter with one of these fowl . i have had the 'pleasure' of learning to butcher a chicken when one whole bird was delivered to me during the covid lockdown (at a great expense...). it is therefore quite acceptable for me to be assailed by a chicken on a daily basis. fresh meat is expensive after all.
now we get to the urangutan. here we have a zeugma of sort; i should fight an orangutan with a sword?!
it can mean either being presented with sword withwhich to defend myself from an orangutan.
it could also mean that the orangutan would be the one who shall wield a sword as he takes revenge against my kind.
both of these latter possibilities are not appealing.
i consider the obvious sinister manipulation of orangutans, as they pierce my consciousness with hypnotic precision. they have within them great evil, it is clear, and they shall inevitably triumph over us, when our day will come. having said that, i know all too well the legendary prowess of an adult bull, and know that it equalls only their relentless presecution and torment of all who have wronged or harmed them. to be attacked by an ornagutan is an almost gurenteed death sentence, even if they were never presented with a sword. in the unlikely possibility of survival the attack, it is still very likely that other orangutan shall vow vengence. in the end there will be no escape. better to relinquish unto them all that they demand, and beg for clemency .
on the other hand they will not forgive the fact of choosing the chicken over them...
i conclude with a short list of chicken dishes which i constantly welcome:
sweet and sour chicken.
fricasse of chicken.
chicken cordn bleu,
coq au vin
chicken tajin with couscous
chilli con pollo
green Thai curry chicken
chicken in honey mustard,
chicken in coconut and lime
chicken in coke,
chicken pot pie
chicken 'n dumplings
chicken skewer with pineapple and mango