Turkey

Animal Ethics

It's been 25 years to the day since I ate turkey. Consequently, no turkey has suffered or died on my account for the past quarter century. Does the fact that you can't solve the problem of human suffering mean that you shouldn't do whatever you can to prevent and alleviate human suffering? Has my abstention from turkey for the past quarter century made any difference? My hands, with regard to turkeys, are clean.

More Humane Method of Killing Chickens?

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I realize that the most humane method of treating chickens is to not kill them for food.BUT, as long as there is still a demand for their meat, PETA is advocating "Controlled-Atmosphere Killing" as an improvement over current methods of electric immobilization. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-approved slaughter method that is currently used to kill 75 percent of turkeys and 25 percent of chickens in the United Kingdom and 10 percent of all birds in the European Union.

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Are Farm Animals Usually Killed in a Humane Manner?

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He asked whether cows, chickens, sheep and some of the other animals that we eat are usually treated and killed in a humane manner. The meat industry will say yes, of course, all animals are treated and killed humanely. In my opinion, the crux of the question touches on what is “humane.” For other people, “humane” means it is okay to eat the animal as long as the following conditions are met: 1. It's not conducive to humane anything.).

Let’s Catch Up!

Creature Talk

Are dogs any more special than pigs, cows, turkeys? As for our human animal counterparts, one of the stories that really got my attention this summer was about the pervasiveness and brutality of rape in Congo.

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Getting Emotional

Creature Talk

What immediately hit me after getting so emotional about this is how nature is kind in comparison to the horrible cruelties humans impose on non-human animals, especially “food&# animals. Chickens, turkeys, pigs and other farmed animals get nothing of the sort. I mean, how can a human being be so incredibly heartless? Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting. Today is one of those days.

Preparing for the Onslaught

Animal Person

The conversations with family and friends have already begun about "Turkey Day." And of course if you correct someone and say "Dead Turkey Day," you're "buzzkill," or imposing your beliefs or being judgmental. Everyone clearly doesn't include the turkey and the other animals on the table. Not humans, not animals."

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H1N1 and Your Pets

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It can spread to other pets however, such as turkeys and pigs. You should also be careful if you have a pet bird as they have sensitive respiratory systems that are susceptible to other human illnesses (such as colds). The H1N1 virus has everyone concerned, and with good cause. Luckily, it appears that the virus won’t pose a big risk to dogs and cats.

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A fit Fido

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Just as with humans, flaxseed oil is essential for preventing cardiovascular issues. Unlike humans, however, one should administer only the oil form, not the pill form, to your canine sweetheart. By giving him beef one month, lamb the next month and turkey the next, etc., HOW TO HAVE ONE FIT & FABULOUS FIDO. K9 Pet Chef Loreen Playford Offers Advice on Maintaining Pet’s Overall Health.

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Wanted: Dog lovers to host a house party!

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Have fun with your human and canine friends while getting a chance to try out some new products from Purina! Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets.

From Today's New York Times

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Niman for pasturing the animals to provide all the beef, turkey, chicken and pork eaten in this country? Niman’s suggestion that the findings do not apply to smaller farms, the United Nations and the University of Chicago reports demonstrate the inefficiency of beef “production” because a cow must be fed to convert grass or grain calories into protein before a human can consume even “humane” or grass-fed beef.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

It is certainly true that the world’s marine stocks—large fish even more than small ones—are being depleted by human demand at a catastrophic rate. As with many other environmental issues, the real problem is excess population, and the only solution is human population control. The number of chickens, turkeys, pigs, cattle and other animals raised and slaughtered in the United States has been growing steadily for decades.

Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Consistency

Animal Ethics

To pretend that in our complex modern society, where responsibilities are so closely interwoven, it is possible for any individual to cultivate "a perfect character," and stand like a Sir Galahad above his fellows—this is the false ideal of consistency which it is the first business of a genuine reformer to put aside; for no human being can do any solid work without frequently convicting himself of inconsistencies when consistency is stereotyped into a formula.

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From Today's New York Times

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21, 2008 To the Editor: The correct response to “The Biggest Beef Recall Ever” is to not just be appalled and sickened at the horrifying treatment of living beings at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company plant, but to realize that this is almost certainly just the tip of the iceberg, that not just cows are being tortured, but pigs, turkeys, chickens, calves and sheep. So why would they not insist that the cow that became their steak was treated humanely? To the Editor: Your Feb.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

332-3) Those are all compelling reasons to not feed your children meat (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.) That animal product is human breast milk. Human breast milk is a near perfect food for human newborns and infants. 105-6) Dr. Spock is not alone in his endorsement of breast-feeding human infants. All the child's nutritional needs through the first six months can be met through the miraculous infant food that is human mother's breast milk.

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

He clearly thinks that it is wrong to cause animals to suffer unnecessarily, but he appears to be somewhat ambivalent about killing animals (provided the killing is carried out humanely). Problem #1 Let us temporarily assume for the sake of argument that it would be permissible to eat the flesh of an animal who was raised humanely and killed entirely painlessly. That's one more reason to forego the Christmas Turkey or Ham this year.

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