Saturday, November 21, 2009

Turkey Eater's Dilemma

This week we will head for our cabin in Ohio to celebrate Thanksgiving with our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. I've ordered a fresh turkey from "Dale's Cardinal Supermarket" in Danville, OH. I had a choice between "regular" and "free range." Although it cost more, I chose "free range."

Then I got to thinking.

If, according to the animal rights folks, a free-range turkey lives a happier life than a caged turkey, why end its happy little life? Wouldn't it be better to have chosen a cage-reared turkey and ended its suffering? Just thought I'd ask.

I am not ready to become a vegetarian just yet.

Once, when someone asked me when I was going to become a vegetarian, I replied, "I'm waiting for my dog to become one first."


Lena said...

WoW! You have a point there!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I like the way your mind works.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Yep, I can understand your thught process on this, but I probably would have chosen the free range also, thinking that at least it wasn't all pumped up with steroids and antibiotics. Its terrible what they are doing to our food...and most of it we don't even know about! But ignorance is bliss, I suppose. Have a terrific holiday and make some wonderful memories with your family.