Gobble down on guilt this year


The Mirror reporter

While you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner this year, just remember that millions of turkeys lose their lives for the sake for one binged out feast at your grandma’s house.

The original butchering, I mean feast, occurred in 1621 sometime between September 21 and November 11. It was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World, according to The History Channel. Unlike our modern bloodthirsty holiday, it was three days long.

When the Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving, they didn’t even eat turkey! The Wampanoag guests brought five deer with them. And the pilgrims also indulged in other interesting foods like lobster, seal and swan.

So where did we pick up this savage act of plowing down this beloved bird? Well actually, the turkey unwillingly gained attraction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice for Americans after Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.

On average, a total of 46 million turkeys are killed each year for Thanksgiving alone according to The Farm Sanctuary. And from that, a typical American family savagely eats 16 pounds of turkey in one Thanksgiving slaughter fest right at your dinner table.

Think of how many turkey families you have ripped apart.

Just think on that.

Now you feel bad, don’t you? Suffocating that poor bird in gram’s signature gravy.

Thanksgiving is not a laughing matter. These birds are not thankful for this so called “holiday” whatsoever.

This holiday, make sure you take into consideration the families of these birds, their feelings and the sacrifices these birds make. Turkeys put up with a lot of injustice, just so you can feel free of remorse about your gluttonous feast.

So sit down, pack your plate, and gobble down on guilt this year.