I would like to see these people picket at the meat Packing Plant where the kill and butcher 1,600 head of cattle everyday. Dogs by the way are quite bony and do not supply enough meat per animal to justify the work it takes to skin him. Plucking a turkey is not all that laborious.
Here is the thing: dogs are human companions that are often anthropomorphised and treated just like humans. Turkeys are not. If you were to make a turkey into a companion animal that lived in the exact same manner as your faithful dog does, then no, you should not eat that turkey. We, as Americans, also have certain foods which are acceptable to eat (turkey, chicken, pork) and unacceptable (cats, dogs, guinea pigs), so comparing dogs to turkeys isn't useful.
Obama ate his dog. So do the Chinese. I would eat my dog before I'd let my children starve. (Luckily there's lots of deer and rabbits and squirrels though, and I'm sure they taste better.) But, quite frankly, the turkey we raised for Thanksgiving did not evoke any kind of endearing qualities for me. He just squalled and gobbled. He was raised on corn and he had a huge Baywatch breast that bobbed a LOT when he walked. LOTS of meat there. He's going to be delicious.
My six year old would have absolutely NO dilemma if she read that sign. She can't wait until she is old enough to go hunting with Daddy. PETA can blow it. Apparently they think it is ethical to kill domestic animals, because those nutcases would do that if they had their way. They want to kill ALL pitbulls and are on a crusade to do so. And they kill thousands of cats and dogs every year.
I love animals..... But... I do eat meat and the very little meat that I do eat is usually turkey/chicken .... Sooooo PETA can suck my fat toe on that one... and I would never eat an animal that would be my loyal companion...
No, it's not. The difference between the turkey and your dog is that you have no prior emotional connection to the turkey; hence why it's easier to eat the turkey. I'm sure it would be the same if I was served cooked dog that I had no prior relationship with.
I'm just sick of PETA trying to shove their veganism down other people's throats.
Actually, turkeys are pretty mistreated. They pretty much hold the female butterball turkey down and artificially inseminate her with a baster because turkeys' breasts are too big to allow them to mate naturally. And this is deliberate because the people demand bigger turkey breasts at Thanksgiving dinner. However, I am still going to eat turkey at Thanksgiving. And I am also not going to eat my dog. But, to point out, some people DO eat dogs. So...