Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Turkey Tales

One more thing and then I'm off to bed. Al Mohler, the illustrious president of my seminary, has one of the most hilarious things I've heard or read him say in a while on his blog:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA], always out on the radical fringe, is busy with its annual crusade against the eating of Thanksgiving turkeys. It's now offering "The Top Ten Reasons Not to Eat Turkey" on its web site. I won't burden you with the entire series, but here are just a couple of the most ludicrous claims made by the group: Turkeys are social, playful birds who enjoy the company of others. They relish having their feathers stroked and like to chirp, cluck, and gobble along to their favorite tunes. Anyone who spends time with them at farm sanctuaries quickly learns that turkeys are as varied in personality as dogs and cats. Eating a turkey carcass contaminated with bird flu could kill you, and currently available drugs might not work. Cooking should kill the virus, but it could be left behind on cutting boards and utensils and spread through something else you're eating. And my favorite: Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse you've got there on the table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Well . . . yes, as a matter of fact. I would prefer it cooked to a golden brown gleam that would make Henry VIII proud.
Hahaha! Isn't that hilarious? A hearty Thanksgiving "Amen" to Dr. Mohler!


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