The life of a single chicken might not seem so important to some folks, but it means the world to Turkish farmer Aydemir Gürsoy.
Gürsoy raises 30 hens in his backyard, and when one recently suffered a serious leg injury, he sought treatment for the bird at several veterinary clinics around town. However, the farmer was surprised to learn how insignificant she seemed to most everyone else.
"Many people told me: 'It's just a chicken, what are you going to do with it? It's only worth 20 Turkish Liras; why don't you eat it?'" Gürsoy told the Hurriyet Daily News. "But what is the point of being a veterinarian if you abandon each sick chicken or lamb to death?"