I'm thankful for a lot of things. Today I'm most thankful that I'm not 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 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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Happy Thanksgiving to you. And to monkey.
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.
Awwww you had to go and put a baby turkey up there…
(good thing I’m Canadian, eh?)
But, wait, you ARE a turkey! Happy Days.
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.
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!
I’m thankful for the bird I ate…it was delicious!
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!
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.