US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

The Boston Underground (archive)
Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: Education : Environment
Help Turkeys Give Thanks
21 Nov 2012
Help Turkeys Give Thanks. You are invited to join the hundreds of millions who eat no dead bird on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other day.
trial.gif
TURKEY RIGHTS POEMS

LIVING GRAVES

by George Bernard Shaw

We are the living graves of murdered beasts
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites
We never pause to wonder at our feasts
If animals, like men, can possibly
have rights
We pray on Sundays that we may have light
To guide our footsteps on the path we
tread
We're sick of war We do not want to
fight
The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread
And yet we gorge ourselves upon the dead
Like carrion crows we live and feed on meat
Regardless of the suffering and pain
We cause by doing so. If thus we treat
Defenseless animals for sport or gain
How can we hope in this world to attain
the PEACE we say we are so anxious for
We pray for it o'er hecatombs of slain
To God, while outraging the moral law
Thus cruelty begets its offspring: war.
George Bernard Shaw

POINT OF VIEW

Shel Silverstein-


Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless
Christmas dinner's dark and blue
When you stop and try to see it
From the turkey's point of view.
Sunday dinner isn't sunny
Easter feasts are just bad luck
When you see it from the viewpoint
Of a chicken or a duck.
Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
Till I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner's point of view.
-
TALKING TURKEYS

Benjamin Zephaniah.

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos turkeys jus wanna hav fun
Turkeys are cool, an turkeys are wicked
An every turkey has a Mum.
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,
Don't eat it, keep it alive,
It could be yu mate an not on yu plate
Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side.
I got lots of friends who are turkeys
An all of dem fear christmas time,
Dey say 'Benj man, eh, I wanna enjoy it,
But dose humans destroyed it
An humans are out of dere mind,
Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys
Dey all hav a right to a life,
Not to be caged up an genetically made up
By any farmer an his wife.
Turkeys jus wanna play reggae
Turkeys jus wanna hip-hop
Havey you ever seen a nice young turkey saying,
`I cannot wait for de chop'?
Turkeys like getting presents, dey wanna watch christmas TV,
Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain
In many ways like yu an me.
I once knew a turkey His name was Turkey
He said `Benji explain to me please,
Who put de turkey in christmas
An what happens to christmas trees?'
I said, `I am not too sure Turkey
But it's nothing to do wid Christ Mass
Humans get greedy and waste more dan need be
An business men mek loadsa cash.'
So, be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
Invite dem indoors fe sum greens
Let dem eat cake an let dem partake
In a plate of organic grown beans,
Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
An spare dem de cut of de knife,
Join Turkeys United an dey'll be delighted
An yu will mek new friends `FOR LIFE'.
Copyright:
Benjamin Zephaniah.
http://www.vrg.org/recipes


THIS AMERICAN LIFE COVERAGE OF TURKEY FARMS AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES

When a storm comes.. they
climb on each other in fright.
and the ones on the bottom
suffocate.
In some factory farms
the fans are unprotected
and the turkeys fly into
them, shredding themselves.
In the slaughterhouse in which
30,000 birds a day are murdered
some have the job of
livehanging (hanging the
terrorized birds upside down.)
After the electric cutting
of the jugular comes
the scalder.. and the
blood room, then 6 picking
machines which literally
beat the feathers off the birds
.. then the feet are cutoff..
then to the eviscerating room
where the guts are pulled out..
next the heads are pulled off
.. followed by machines
vacuuming out the lungs
.. finally the packaging,
the stapling and
posting the weight stickers
(and then the blood
and urine go into the streams..
along with the female hormones
antibiotics and in some cases
prions they contain..
while the lungs, guts,
heads, and feet go into
pet food and in some cases
become Mad Cow generating
illegal food for cows, sheep
pigs turkeys chickens fishes)




ARTICHOKE

They did the little
boy turkey named Art... choke
and then served his dead
body with artichokes
-Saiom Shriver-
Those who have a nonviolent Thanksgiving
1 . avoid the uric acid or pre urine (trioxypurine) in animal
flesh which is correlated to arthritis. Celebrex makers
do not tell us that trioxypurine crystals are needle
like and gather around the joints. http://www.pcrm.org
2. avoid ecoli http://www.meatout.com
3. avoid salmonella http://www.meatstinks.com
4. avoid female hormones given birds.. which are correlated
to prostate, breast, uterine and other cancers
http://www.upc-online.org
5. avoid the unnatural heart excitation caused by adrenalin
(terror and anger hormones) secreted by birds before and during
slaughter.
6. Avoid the anger from meat ingestion. Some of the adrenalin protein
enzyme chain is destroyed by cooking, but enough links remain intact
to recreate biochemical stress.
http://www.egroups.com/messages/teachnonviolence/245
7. avoid the bad karma of causing suffering to innocents
http://www.eggcruelty.com
8. Save energy A pound of meat takes 81 times the production
energy of a pound of fruit.. found Dr D Meyer.
http://www.sierraclub.org
9. Enable efficient systems. Animal flesh yields100 to 1000 lbs an
acre, while fruit yields 250,000 to 456,000 per acre.
http://spot.acorn.net/fruitarian
10. Prevent choking. Meat is the 6th major cause of accidental death.
http://www.upc-online.org

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.