questionswill you boycott butterball in wake of the…

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It doesn't matter. On Wednesday night when the morons of our society are making their mad dash to the grocery store they won't care about how the bird they're buying was killed, they'll be more concerned with how they're going to thaw it out in time.

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One thing that continuously bothers me is the selfish acts that are made to turn as much profit as possible. Sure profit isn't always a bad thing, but when you start sacrificing basic human morals that's the breaking point.

Our country wouldn't be what we know today if it wasn't for basic human compassion. Among the acts the Native Americans did for the pilgrims was them providing them with the skill sets needed to survive. We still celebrate this act of generocity to this day

If they treated us like American businesses do, they would have charged a heavy consulting fee and would let their corn and other commodities be set at market price. If the colonists died, oh well handouts and redistribution of wealth leads to socialism. (roll eyes)

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@ryanwb: The pilgrims actually took what the Native American's gave them and used it (in their eyes) to better themselves. I highly doubt that if the Pilgrims sat around and refused to help themselves that the Native American's would have continued their generosity. I see the point you're trying to prove, but if you're comparing it to today's give, give, give mentality, you're way off.

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Lets say the turkey farm has 1.5 million birds.
That makes it the same size as Philadelphia.
How many sick injured and abused people do you think there are in Philadelphia? How many people are beaten or killed by their neighbors every day?
How many have untreated wounds?

Have you ever tried to grab a Turkey? The neck and wings are the only way to grab one, unless it's a pet.

How many women and children do you think get grabbed roughly by the arm and thrown around every day in Philadelphia, not to mention drunks and criminals.

The employees (in almost all cases) handle the birds in the simplest most effective way possible because if the bird gets pissed off their job gets harder. and you can't use a bird that dies in handling.

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@videowallart: I couldn’t have put it better. Seriously do we really think there are people out there getting their jollies from kicking turkeys ? I doubt it. Maybe I will buy ButterBall just to show them I don’t believe this liberal dribble. Funny enough though the article says this group has accused them before and they were right so maybe there is something to it. That being said I don’t think it’s worth a boycott. I wonder how you get a “vegetarian agenda” label ….

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The truth is factory-farmed animals are treated poorly throughout the industry. The very fact that wild turkeys can fly and domestic ones can't can be ascribed to force-feeding the birds till they can't lift themselves.

The trouble is, humane, sustainable agriculture is expensive and people aren't willing to pay for it. So yes, I will probably still buy Butterball turkey, till the day I can afford local organic free range meat or give up eating animals altogether, but knowing where my food comes from certainly makes it less appetizing*.

[*I couldn't go through with typing "harder to swallow."]

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@curli76: Locally, Sprouts has free range, never frozen turkeys for $1.99lb. The going rate for Butterballs is $1.49, but price matching Walmart drives the price down to about $.79lb most places. Between the fact that I would expect never frozen turkey to taste better, that free range meat is supposedly leaner and healthier, and the more humane housing of free range animals, I'd pay the extra for the Sprouts bird. However we are going to someone else's house for Thanksgiving, so I'll probably end up eating Butterball anyway.

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@ryanwb: Yes the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims.
As Thanks America all but exterminated the Native Americans.

That's some compassion...

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any animal unfortunate enough to live in one of the large food farms, is most likely subject to abuse. The people that work at those places become so desensitized that they dont think twice when abusing the hell out of an animal. I come from a redneck family, and while i dont have the patience to hunt, my dad, brother, and sister all hunt deer, turkey, squirrel, and dove. I've always considered hunting way more humane than a slaughter house. All animals die, but when you hunt, at least whatever you killed had a good free life before it died and didn't grow up abused force fed hormones. i personally don't like to hunt, but i'd much rather eat natural wild game as opposed to hormone filled or genetically engineered meat that was abused and sad its whole life.

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I like turkey. The brand doesn't matter to me, so mine will probably be generic.

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You can't blame the actions of people that work for a company on the company itself. Actions should be taken on the individuals not the company.