And Yet Another Reason to NOT Buy Butterball Turkeys…

December 30, 2011 at 2:11 PM 6 comments

This is sad.  In fact, it is tragic.  No animal should be treated in such an inhumane way.

I’ve written before about how Butterball decided to change the way they process their turkeys and without telling anyone, opted to put all of their turkeys through the halal-compliant process.  Among other things, this includes a special ceremony in which the Muslim cleric (Imam) prays to Allah, facing Mecca.

At any rate, there is now another reason to not buy Butterball turkeys.  It has to do with the way the turkeys are allegedly treated by the workers at the turkey plant.  The more you see of this type of abuse and cruelty, the more you want to go vegetarian…

Regarding the allegations, officials from Butterball stated:

Butterball has a zero tolerance policy for any mistreatment of our birds or the failure to immediately report mistreatment of our birds by any associates,” the company said. “Employees found in violation of Butterball’s animal welfare policies will be subject to immediate termination.” [1]

That’s all well and good and it is good to hear that Butterball corporate people are taking these allegations seriously.  If it is determined that individuals at the Butterball plant in question (based in North Carolina) have been abusing turkeys, they should be fired.  I would also hope they would be arrested and charged with animal cruelty and maybe Butterball can push for that.

When you stop to consider it, anyone who gets a thrill from abusing animals that have no real ability to defend themselves, is nothing other than just plain sick.  But that is the world we are living in, isn’t it?

Why didn’t these employees go to the zoo and try to take on a lion, leopard, or cheetah?  Oh wait, a few individuals did that when they visited the San Francisco Zoo.  At first, everyone simply thought that a tiger had escaped it’s pit, which had fencing around it allowing people to look down into the pit.  The animal – after escaping – specifically picked out two or three young men.  He seemed intent on catching them, ignoring pretty much everyone else at the zoo.

The police arrived and killed it but not before the animal wound up killing one of the men and seriously injuring another.  No one could figure out how this could have happened?  What had caused the animal to become so intent on getting out of its home in order to chase specific young men down?

The zoo was ordered to fix its fence surrounding the pit.  Though it was high, it was not high enough, allowing the animal to escape fairly easily.

As it turned out, a number of months later, one of the young men admitted that they had been harassing the animal while it was in its pit, tossing things on it, yelling at it and the like.  The animal had enough and went after the perpetrators, bringing animal justice down on them.

But the turkeys in question have no ability to attack anyone, unless you consider hiding or hitting someone with their beak a major defense.  I don’t.  Besides, the turkeys would normally not have any reason to think that they were in danger since they were not living in the wild.

Again, this is a very tragic, sick situation and while I am still not happy about Butterball opting to make all of their turkeys halal-compliant, I appreciate how quickly they seem to be taking care of this problem.

Regarding halal-compliant turkeys, if I eat one, I will not go to hell.  I will not become possessed by evil forces.  I will not all of a sudden want to become Muslim.

However, by Butterball making the choice to convert all of their turkeys into halal-compliant turkeys, they immediately set up a blockade for orthodox Jews who are now no longer able to eat those turkeys.

So, I will not eat Butterball turkeys until they change their process.  I’m standing with orthodox Jews who now no longer have the choice as to whether or not they can or might want to eat a Butterball turkey.

I really don’t think Butterball thought this completely through.  It could have been a win-win situation had they chosen to make only some of their turkeys halal-compliant.  They chose to make all of them halal-compliant and by doing so, immediately cut off some of the people who purchased their turkeys in the past.

It almost seems that Butterball is paying the price for their bad decision.  First, they give into Islam and now they find that employees may be the perpetrators in abusing the turkeys.

You know it’s ironic, isn’t it?  Genesis 12, 15, and 17 outline for us the Abrahamic Covenant.  God said to Abraham that He would bless those who blessed him and cursed those who cursed him.

Whether Butterball thinks so or not, because they have opted to make all their turkeys halal-compliant, they have essentially treated Jews as if they don’t matter.  They have effectively “cursed” the Jews believing that it is more important to cater to Islam than to try to make it possible for everyone to eat at the same table.

I know people will disagree with my opinion, but the truth is that I believe Butterball’s decision to ignore Jews is the same as cursing them.  I also believe that this latest problem that Butterball is experiencing is due to the first decision regarding Islam’s requirements for eating food.

I can almost see the headlines now:  Butterball Closes Plants Due to Business Downturn!  If that ever happens, it may have been precipitated by Butterball’s subterfuge born of a willingness to make Islam happy while at the same time, telling orthodox Jews where they can go.  Not a good thing.  Not a good thing at all.

If you’d care to read the entire article, the link is below.  Be warned.  The photo included with the article is not pretty.  In fact, it makes my blood boil.

In this day and age, if there are companies that cannot ensure that their live animals are being treated well and if those companies cannot find a non-abusive way to slaughter them, they have no business selling their product to consumers and I’m thinking that consumers have no business buying their product.

What is happening at Butterball just shouldn’t be.

[1] http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45826577/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/#.Tv4w9vlDaul

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6 Comments

  • 1. Nelson Swiger Jr.  |  December 31, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    I am not into boycotts as I think as Christians we should not use the same tactics as the world does to coerce others into doing what we want. I do not think we have a right to make a company say “Merry Christmas” or force them not to be sympathetic toward Sodomites. Corporations are not the Church. But in this case I see this as an attack on the Jews, intentional or not, I will boycott as a defense of God’s chosen people.

    • 2. modres  |  December 31, 2011 at 2:40 PM

      That’s the way I look at it. I see my position as being in solidarity with Jews who are now cut off from a product solely because of politically correctness.

  • 3. Sherry  |  December 30, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    That was heartbreaking…

    I never thought about Butterball cutting off God’s blessings over them by going halal. I knew that we, as Christians, would be OK eating halal so long as we asked God to bless it and thanked Him for it.

    I did find out that the methods of kosher and halal slaughter for other meats like beef and lamb are the same with the only difference being that those halal animals must face Mecca. The thing is, I would like to see the animal put to death with the Bolt Gun before the kosher or halal method is used.

    • 4. modres  |  December 30, 2011 at 8:36 PM

      Yes, it IS heartbreaking, isn’t it? It’s terrible, but I want to do to those employees what they did to the turkeys. I wouldn’t of course, but the righteous indignation within me would at the very least say something to them in very strong terms.

      I will check into the halal thing, but my understanding is that it is very brutal to the animal, unlike the Kosher ceremony. It’s also very unhealthy. I just read an article on this and I’ll have to dig it up.

      • 5. Sherry  |  December 30, 2011 at 9:19 PM

        Please do! I’d be interested in what you find. I did read from a PETA article that halal causes a slower death. I did a blogpost on it and it has videos of the halal process. I watched it through squinted eyes…but it looked like the animals weren’t quite dead yet when they were being skinned 😦

        (message received-enjoy your time away 🙂 )

      • 6. modres  |  December 31, 2011 at 3:42 AM

        Yes, that’s part of the problem. It is not a quick way to die. During the Kosher process, the animals are slaughtered very quickly. I’m still trying to find the article.


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