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Originally posted by jacksmoke
No, I will not eat a tofu turkey. I have already harvested a bird during hunting season. There are many reasons why I hunt. Population control, because there aren't enough natural predators. Population control, because there isn't enough food for large flocks. Population control, because large numbers of wild animals lead to diseased population. Population control, because large flocks devastate cropland. Population control, because turkeys can reproduce like rabbits.
Most impotatntly, wild game doesn't have all the chemical and hormones that are pumped into Jenny-O turkeys.
Meat its the reason we have pointy teeth.
[edit on 9-11-2009 by jacksmoke]
[edit on 9-11-2009 by jacksmoke]
Originally posted by Mynaeris
Every year millions of turkeys are sacrificed in order that Americans can show their thanks. How about all people NOT have turkey this year - the following facts from the PETA site might be of interest to ATS members. Let's give the turkeys something to be thankful for too?
"More than 45 million turkeys are killed every year for Thanksgiving alone, and more than 300 million are killed for food throughout the year in the United States. These beautiful, inquisitive, intelligent birds endure lives of suffering and painful deaths.
Did you know?
• Factory-farmed birds are fed antibiotics and have been purposely bred to gain an enormous amount of weight in a short period of time. This leads to heart attacks, crippled feet, and painful, swollen joints. The bones and leg muscles of many birds give out under the weight of their huge upper-bodies, and countless others are barely able to stand.
• On factory farms, turkeys live for months in sheds where they are packed so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is nearly impossible. Most are given no more than three and a half square feet of space. They stand in waste, and urine and ammonia fumes burn their eyes and lungs.
• To keep the
overcrowded birds from scratching and pecking each other to death, part of their beaks and toes are sliced off with hot blades, and no anesthetics are used.
• Millions of people become sick and thousands die each year from eating contaminated flesh. Studies indicate that one out of every eight turkeys is infected with salmonella bacteria.
• Turkey contains no fiber but has lots of fat and cholesterol. For example, a roasted turkey’s leg contains 724.5 milligrams of cholesterol and derives 42 percent of its calories from fat—more than many cuts of beef."
In case you haven't guessed a vegetarian here - Tofurkey dinner here on thanksgiving.
[edit on 22-11-2004 by Mynaeris]
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
reply to post by Mynaeris
Tofurkey huh? Can I ask you vegetarians a question? I am curious.... Is it just that you don't like eating things that were once alive? Because plants are living things as well...
Peace and love
Originally posted by sysop317
The turkeys will still be dead. The difference is, they will be thrown away when they go out of date after you don't buy them and cook them. We have a duty to eat the turkeys today, don't let them die in vain!