OTTAWA (Reuters) - Two Canadians have spent almost a week
huddled in a locked cage, living like chickens and eating
nothing but vegetable mash -- all in the name of art, animal
rights and a bit of cash.
Pamela Meldrum, a 27-year-old pharmacy technician, and Eric
Wolf, a 24-year-old restaurant worker, will receive C$2,500
($1,775) each if they make it through a full week, ending
``I want to look at the double standard that people have
between the way they treat their pets and the way they treat
farm animals,'' said video artist Rob Thompson, who is filming
the pair as part of one-hour documentary on people as chickens.
The film's location is a chicken coop in the basement of an
old jail in Ottawa, said to be haunted.
Meldrum and Wolf are determined to last until Saturday,
Meldrum is perpetually cold, and Wolf, who has lost his
appetite, has complained of hearing ``a ghoulish voice.''
Give me back my bullets, put 'em back where they belong. ...Lynard Skynard
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