Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Let's Have A PETA-free Thanksgiving
The letter goes on to explain the horrors faced by farm-raised turkeys, and ends trying to whet the mayor’s appetite by describing the Tofurky meal in great detail:
“PETA's feast would feature Tofurky with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes (made with vegan margarine), and vegan apple pie topped with vanilla dairy-free ice cream.”
Byrne said the mayor hasn't responded to the invitation, but points out: “There's still some time until Thanksgiving.” She added that she hopes it will encourage some residents of the mostly meat-loving state to go vegan for one of the most meat-filled holidays.
Me, I love turkey. For one thing, it's tasty, and another reason I love turkey is it's good for you. It's low fat (I don't really care about that one), it has zinc and potassium that keep blood cholesterol levels down and it even boosts the immune system. Not bad for something that's only raised for eating. Turkey should really replace chicken.
I'd love to see a poll of how many people in PETA have ever lived on a farm. Probably not-many to none. "Farm raised" turkeys (I'm hoping that means the same as free range turkeys) are treated a lot better than their over-cornfed counterparts. But the thing is, turkeys have always been bread to be eaten. That's their purpose. They don't have any other meaningful function other than being tasty and being healthy to eat. Turkeys don't know the "horrors" - they only have simple consciousness at best.
It really bothers me that people are so self-centred that they'd think you'd change your habits for them because they think they're morally correct. Does Ashley think that she'll get a town to change its name for a day and expect 400 people to eat Tofu? She might want to give her head a shake...and let some air out of it because, really, who the hell genuinely likes tofu?
So, Ashley, enjoy your kelp and tofu dairy-free Thanksgiving dinner. Me, even though I had Thanksgiving already, will be heading to Subway for a 12" turkey sub next week.
And it's going to be so good.