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Roosters unwittingly await their fate before being slaughtered, plucked and dressed.

Prime Time | Marilyn Heltzer: Rooster slaughter was valuable learning experience

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My youngest daughter Becky, who was conceived, born and has lived her entire 49 years in the city, spent the Saturday before Labor Day participating in the slaughter, plucking, and dressing of fat roosters.


She worked with her pals under the trees on a place north of Bemidji. I was invited to come to visit and observe the chicken killers at work. I went.

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