PETA: Turkeys are akin to blacks, women, and homosexuals
The plight of being a turkey in America!
I can’t make this stuff up, people. They really believe this.
Below are excerpts from said letter, with emphasis added by me.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday demanding President Obama skip the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon.
In a letter, the animal rights group argues the annual White House ceremony “makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds.” It also says the annual event “portrays the United States president as being in some sort of business partnership with the turkey-killing industry.”
“You understand so well that African-Americans, women, and members of the LGBT community have been poorly served throughout history, and now I am asking you to consider other living beings who are ridiculed, belittled, and treated as if their sentience, feelings, and very natures count for nothing,” wrote PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in the letter.
The letter also objects to the idea that the birds could be pardoned, arguing “they are not guilty of anything other than being born into a world of prejudice.”
Intelligent, innocent, and discriminated against due to ‘a world of prejudice’. Oh my. Please be aware that PETA is also the same group that says a lab rat’s life is worth more than a child’s life in regards to a cure for AIDS.
I myself am apparently guilty of animal discrimination, in that I regularly eat their delicious and succulent flesh, and I especially savor the Thanksgiving holiday wherein I carefully prepare a large, wonderful dead turkey with spices and butter to consume as a show of thanks to the God I worship.
Jesus knew what He was doing when He created turkeys. Believe me. And garlic, butter, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Drool. Thank You, Jesus! That’s a winner!
Will civil right’s groups protest these asinine words of PETA? Will they cry racism? Doubtful. It is, after all, difficult to protest when your mouth is stuffed with dead, succulent, delicious, and amazing cooked turkey.
And what has our President said regarding turkey?
The president might not lend the most sympathetic ear on the issue of turkey pardoning, however. In 2009, he joked that year’s turkey had only been saved “thanks to the intervention of Malia and Sasha — because I was ready to eat this sucker.”
“I’m told Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson actually ate their turkeys,” Obama said. “You can’t fault them for that; that’s a good-looking bird.”
Mr. Obama, for once we agree. Nicely played, sir. Nicely played.