Virtual reality for chickens creates illusion for battery-farmed birds
Battery-farmed chickens could be tricked into thinking they are roaming free if dressed in virtual reality headsets designed as a tongue-in-cheek proposal by US company Second Livestock (+ interview). The company’s Virtual Free Range programme is a tongue-in-cheek reaction to the hype surrounding virtual reality. Second Livestock demo for humans Stewart has created a demo for humans to experience what the virtual world would be like, using an Oculus Rift headset paired with a ball for hands to walk on as feet.
No, just no. Here’s a crazy idea, just let the chickens roam free.