Listen with an open mind to what he says about an animal living an easier, "happier" life, free from fear of being attacked when it's raised by humans. Obviously this doesn't apply to chickens raised by b*stards like KFC who treat their chickens like complete dirt, but I think he has a bit of a point here. What are your arguments against this? My first reaction would be that I'd rather have animals live natural lives in the wild - even if they are shorter - and die out naturally, than be kept alive by humans who aren't doing it because they care about the animals, but because they like the taste of the animal.
I have a feeling this has probably been brought up already, and if so, I apologise. Any links would be appreciated.
EDIT: I've just found out that a chicken's life span, depending on the breed, is roughly 5 - 10 years (and according to a chicken raiser person, 8 - 13 years). Apparently, free range/organic chickens are slaughtered at 14 weeks, so that's not really giving the chicken a longer life. I guess the argument wasn't that valid after all.