An Liberal raises and eats a turkey - Good article

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    While I sat here contemplating purchasing a couple turkeys
    to cull for Thanksgiving I found this article in Salon.com.

    It is written by a writer on her journey from liberal idealism to
    the pragmatism many of us here subscribe to.

    People new to the experience of raising and culling your own birds
    will be well served and entertained by this.

    Finally, if you make it all the way through, be sure to read some of
    the follow up posts.

    This is not meant to start a debate, either political or meat bird related.
    A friendly discussion is always welcome.

    http://www.salon.com/mwt/food/eat_drink/2006/11/21/killing_turkey/
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2007
  2. domromer

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    Nice article. I'm going to be in the same boat in a few months. I hope I can do it. My girls have become pets.
     
  3. UncleHoot

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    Along that same vein, I just watched this video on Youtube recently. I'm not familiar with the program, "Kid Nation", but the dilemma that they face (and how they face it) is interesting. Also a bit of a lesson in how to kill and pluck a chicken.



    I haven't tried to do my own processing yet, but I certainly am becoming attached to some of my hens. I'm not sure I could raise the axe on one of them, but on a meat bird, it seems more doable, for whatever reason. :|
     
  4. jazzchicken

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    I think that if the situation insists, that it would be okay to kill a chicken for meat. I would just think that the chicken has had a good life with the owner and that he/she is helping the owner out. I don't know if I could do it myself though. [​IMG]
     

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