Monday, November 23, 2009

thank you mr turkey

this is a little post to thank all the 72 million turkeys that will be served this thanksgiving. this is the one thing that makes me very sad on thanksgiving, knowing all the turkeys have been abused, injected with hormones (so you can have a really plump turkey) so people can have them on the center of their dinner tables. it makes my heart ache.

here are a few facts I'd like to leave you with to just make you think...

"While working at a series of Aviagen factory farms in West Virginia, PETA's investigator documented that workers tortured, mutilated, and maliciously killed turkeys. The following are just a few of the documented offenses:

* Employees stomped on turkeys' heads, punched turkeys, hit them on the head with a can of spray paint and pliers, and struck turkeys' heads against metal scaffolding.
* Men shoved feces and feed into turkeys' mouths and held turkeys' heads under water. Another bragged about jamming a broom stick 2 feet down a turkey's throat.
* A supervisor said he saw workers kill 450 turkeys with 2-by-4s.
* One man said he saw a coworker fatally inject turkey semen and sulfuric acid into turkeys' heads."

I can't fathom how/why people can treat animals this way but I feel education is important. it is what changed me.


Rachel said...

Oh this breaks my heart. I just don't understand how anyone can be so incredibly cruel to animals. I can only hope that those horrible people who did such acts will be punished, although I'm sure that there is no punishment that will do real justice...

Jenna said...

people who treat living creatures like that, must have some deeper seeded issue. That is truly sad. Of course this is coming from a country that kills its own babies too.