Photos from the Alemany Blvd. Farmers Market

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From April 18, 2009

This bird appeared dead, but her foot was moving a bit. There were other live birds hanging off the other handle of this unattended bicycle.
This customer was stepping on the bird, who was already immobilized by having her feet tied.
Bird with her feet tied.
Birds with their feet tied (note how the end of the beaks were previously painfully seared off, to prevent pecking due to overcrowding - this is standard practice on modern farms)

This quail flew out of the market into the street, but we were able to rescue him.

From May 30, 2009

Bird flies out of truck toward worker's face...
Worker lifts hand to protect his face...
Worker rubs eye where bird has scratched him. Imagine if this was someone in the general public.