Tuesday, November 08, 2005

"'Partridge' Sticks Up For Turkeys"

Shirley Jones is speaking out against factory turkey farming! Now I have yet another reason to love this woman. The following is from peta.org:

"I have a special fondness for birds—and not just partridges, by the way—and all birds feel pain and fear," begins Jones, who recommends trying a Tofurky or UnTurkey vegetarian roast instead of a real bird. "Turkeys—gentle animals who are every bit as interesting and worthy of our concern as dogs and cats—are treated especially badly," she says, going on to explain how many of the birds have their throats slit and are scalded to death in defeathering tanks while they're still conscious.

Shirley Jones rocks. I eat Tofurky every year at Thanksgiving, and find it insanely delicious. I am salivating now just thinking about it. I've not yet tried the UnTurkey - if anyone out there has, please let me know what you think!

www.shirleyjones.com

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