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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:43 PM
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Wow...I'll never eat Butterball Turkey again....
or any Butterball product, for that matter...Not that I didn't know this was going on, but.... x(

I don't care what you think about PETA...this is awful

http://www.goveg.com/feat/butterball/butterball.asp

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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:47 PM
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1. And the anti-PETA crowd will call that all lies in 3...2...1...
I think all people should watch what really goes on inside factory farms. It would definitely cause many people to reconsider their eating habits.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 01:20 AM
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21. LIES all LIES
:hide: well I just couldn't see you let down. :evilgrin:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 01:23 AM
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23. Ass.
:spank:

:rofl:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:56 PM
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2. this theory bothers me:
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:56 PM by idgiehkt
"Because Butterball's current slaughter method gives workers access to live birds, the animals often suffer when workers become frustrated or bored and desensitized, as was the case at this Butterball plant and the other poultry plants that PETA has investigated."

I don't think animal cruelty is endemic to humans, something they revert to when bored. I really don't. I think it's learned.

This is really horrifying and upsetting. Verbal descriptions is about all I can handle, pictures and video really wreck me when it comes to stuff like this. I know this kind of abuse goes on in the production of every single kind of animal product there is. I've seen enough neglect, questionable behavior and in one case abuse at places like kennels and animal shelters and vets that are supposed to be pro-animal to know that this stuff must be present in horrifyingly high levels every where that animals are harvested for their body parts.

edit: thanks for posting, bi-baby, good to see you.

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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 12:01 AM
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19. My thoughts.
I don't think animal cruelty is endemic to humans, something they revert to when bored. I really don't. I think it's learned.

I'd argue somewhere in the middle...that it takes a certain kind of person to work on a kill-floor for any real length of time (most people who do it, do it because they lack other options and quit ASAP.) and that sort of person is potentially of a greater predisposition to this sort of behavior. (People who enjoy this sort of work and stay long-term kinda scare me for this reason.)
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:07 PM
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3. Haven't eaten factory farmed food in 4 years
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 03:08 PM by GoneOffShore


We've done stuff for PETA, but really don't agree with them or Peter Singer.

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:10 PM
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4. Hey, I don't agree with PETA or Peter Singer all the time.
Why would be a long post and somewhat inappropriate for the lounge, but I just want to point that out. AR is hardly monolithic or dogmatic.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:14 PM
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5. Same here. nt
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:16 PM
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6. I eat nothing called "Butterball" unless it's butter
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:18 PM
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7. nothing like free-range...
oops! wrong thread :yoiks:
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:27 PM
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11. Let's just open the door, it doesn't matter if any actually go outside
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:44 PM
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8. from the link
"Butterball workers were documented punching and stomping on live turkeys, slamming them against walls, and worse during an undercover investigation at a Butterball slaughterhouse in Ozark, Arkansas.

One Butterball employee stomped on a bird's head until her skull exploded, another swung a turkey against a metal handrail so hard that her spine popped out, and another was seen inserting his finger into a turkey's cloaca (vagina).

One worker told an investigator: "If you jump on their stomachs right, they'll pop ... or their insides will come out of their ," and other Butterball workers frequently bragged about kicking and tormenting birds. Read more in the investigators' log notes.

PETA's investigators discovered these horrors between April and July, 2006, during an undercover investigation at a Butterball plant that slaughters approximately 50,000 birds each day."


just so's people understand it's not 'funny ha-ha'.
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:51 PM
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9. Things like this make me die a little inside.
I just cannot stand it. :cry:

I just can't even begin to understand how some people are so cruel...towards animals, children, or anyone.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:18 PM
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10. I'm sorry that I read that.
:cry: :wtf: is wrong with some people, that they would do something like this? I do not understand.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:48 PM
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12. and the repuke capitalist owners
stomp the guts out of the workers on a daily basis

but there the chain of justice ends
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:04 PM
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13. Have a Willie Bird!
Free range, organic and VERY good.

http://www.williebird.com/story.htm
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:08 PM
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14. Unfortunately it isn't exclusive to Butterball
If you ever get a chance, read "Diet For a New America".
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:09 PM
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15. Oh, I have...I guess I just forgot...
Wow...but yes, you're correct

:pals:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 10:20 PM
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16. I saw a turkey farm yesterday and today
TRUST ME... you do NOT want to eat turkey.

So the first time I drove by there was a PILE of birds outside each of the sheds... like 20 dead birds.

The second time I drove by there were Mexicans picking up the dead turkeys and throwing them in a cart. When they picked up the turkeys I could see that they were half rotten and the Mexicans were picking them up with BARE HANDS. :scared:

The third time I drove by there were TWO DUMPSTERS of turkeys right next to the road. I could see them up close, and not only were they half rotten but they were all bloody from having been pecked by the other turkeys. They were also covered in flies.

This morning I drove by the same farm, and there was a PILE of birds outside each of the sheds....

:barf:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 10:37 PM
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17. Cali is big on commercial everything, but that is not right...
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patsimae Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-15-06 11:42 PM
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18. ConAgra owns Butterball
I have stopped buying Butterball Turkey ever since I read the book Fast Food Nation. I read the label and if it says ConAgra foods, I put it back on the shelf. The book came out about 5 years ago, I think.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 12:30 AM
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20. Butterball turkey is almost inedible anyway
Edited on Mon Oct-16-06 12:32 AM by gwbsamoron
I mean, it's okay. It's still a #$&^ turkey. But there are a lot of good ones out there that make a Butterball seem like Morgan Spurlock's months-old MacDonald's fries.
I hope this was a multum in parvo because I have trouble explaining myself.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 01:23 AM
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22. I'm never going to eat anything ever again.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 05:07 AM
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24. I'm already vegetarian
It's UnTurkey for me.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 09:15 AM
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25. Agreed, and it's not just turkeys, either...
NOTE: No links below go to graphic material, however, the links on those pages do. What's written here is worth reading if only just to see the pattern of abuse that people working in factory farm situations (not all workers, but obviously far too many) inflict upon the animals.

Pigs:
http://www.goveg.com/ui_pigs.asp

Chickens:
http://www.goveg.com/ui_chickens.asp

Cows:
http://www.goveg.com/ui_cows.asp
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 09:22 AM
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26. I don't need to watch it
I haven't eaten turkey (or any other meat) in almost 15 years.

:bounce:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 09:57 AM
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27. This doesn't surprise me at all.
It's been going on for a long time. Glad I'm a vegetarian.
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