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Posted on Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Dave!I'm thankful for a lot of things. Today I'm most thankful that I'm not a turkey...

DAVETOON: Bad Monkey kills a turkey.



I drew this three years ago, and it still pretty much sums up how I feel about the holiday. While I am a vegetarian, I am not a militant vegetarian who tells people not to eat meat, because I feel it's a personal choice everyone has to make for themselves. But meat is just so dang easy now-a-days, and I don't think people truly appreciate the creature that gave up its life for their meal. I wonder if people had to kill the poor turkey with their own two hands how many of them would still feel like serving one up for Thanksgiving dinner?

Anyway... I hope everybody has a happy Thanksgiving! And I hope everybody is just a little thankful for that slice of turkey on their plate. After all, he was a happy little bird at one time...

Baby Turkey Photo by Kristie Gianopulos
Baby turkey photo from Wikimedia Commons by Kristie Gianopulos.

And now I get to be thankful that I've got a suitcase to unpack.

Which I definitely am because the alternative is packing a suitcase and, with all the snow and ice that's landed, I'd just as soon stay home for a while.

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you. And to monkey.

  2. Suebob says:

    One of the top 1000 reasons I quit eating meat is that I couldn’t kill something to eat. I think people who raise and kill their own meat are just fine, because they know what goes into it and won’t waste.

    I worked for this horrible woman who wouldn’t kill things in her yard, even snails that were destroying her plants. “Oh, I just can’t kill things!” she said. I confronted her by mentioning the tasty steaks she was always bragging about grilling and she said “Oh, that’s different. That’s already dead.” Grrrrr.

  3. Awwww you had to go and put a baby turkey up there…
    (good thing I’m Canadian, eh?)

  4. A. Lewis says:

    But, wait, you ARE a turkey! Happy Days.

  5. Christopher Stogdill says:

    I’m a meat eater and I have no qualms about slaughtering livestock or hunting game for my meals. I do have issues with making my future meals suffer needlessly. The whole circle of life thing doesn’t seem to include the need for torture…unless you are a cat.

  6. Sybil Law says:

    Crap! You just reminded me of the picture that Z drew (that I left at my parent’s house) of a man and his son going out and killing a turkey! It was classic.
    And the turkey was delicious!
    Hope you had a great day!

  7. the muskrat says:

    I’m thankful for the bird I ate…it was delicious!

  8. danod says:

    Don’t mean to be a holiday party pooper, but I think that if people eat meat then they should be prepared to also kill what they eat. I’m not a pro-hunting type, I just think we ought to give what we eat a little more respect – and by having to do away with it yourself you would definitely learn that!

  9. Justin Scott says:

    I normally do the Tofurky thing but couldn’t find them at any of the four grocery stores I went to here in Houston. So, instead, I had a Quorn turkey.

    Pretty great!

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