Halal turkey

Did you know that the turkey you’re going to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day this Thursday is probably halal? If it’s a Butterball turkey, then it certainly is — whether you like it or not.


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 18:56:43

    A citizen activist and reader of my website AtlasShrugs.com wrote to Butterball, one of the most popular producers of Thanksgiving turkeys in the United States, asking them if their turkeys were halal. Wendy Howze, a Butterball Consumer Response Representative, responded: “Our whole turkeys are certified halal.”

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/happy_halal_thanksgiving.html#ixzz1eOJUmKpZ


    • Kim
      Nov 21, 2011 @ 18:57:20

      Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus, and the jugular vein, and letting the blood drain out while saying “Bismillah allahu akbar” — in the name of Allah the greatest. Many people refuse to eat it on religious grounds. Many Christians, Hindus or Sikhs and Jews find it offensive to eat meat slaughtered according to Islamic ritual (although observant Jews are less likely to be exposed to such meat, because they eat kosher).

      Others object because of the cruelty to animals that halal slaughter necessitates. Where are the PETA clowns and the ridiculous celebs who pose naked on giant billboards for PETA and “animal rights”? They would rather see people die of cancer or AIDS than see animals used in drug testing, but torturous and painful Islamic slaughter is OK.


  2. Kim
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 19:02:51

    Non-Muslims in America and Europe don’t deserve to have halal turkey forced upon them in this way, without their knowledge or consent. So this Thanksgiving, fight for your freedom. Find a non-halal, non-Butterball turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. And write to Butterball and request, politely but firmly, that they stop selling only halal turkeys, and make non-halal turkeys available to Americans who still value our freedoms.


  3. Sherry
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 20:47:37

    Kosher slaughter~
    … These strict guidelines require the animal be killed by a single cut across the throat to a precise depth, severing both carotid arteries, both jugular veins, both vagus nerves, the trachea and the esophagus, no higher than the epiglottis and no lower than where cilia begin inside the trachea, causing the animal to bleed to death. Orthodox Jews argue that this ensures the animal dies instantly without unnecessary suffering, but many animal rights activists view the process as cruel, arguing that the animal may not lose consciousness immediately, and activists have called for it to be banned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher_foods#Ritual_slaughter

    Halel slaughter~
    …This method of slaughtering animals consists of using a well sharpened knife to make a swift, deep incision that cuts the front of the throat, the carotid artery, wind pipe and jugular veins but leaves the spinal cord intact.[2] The head of an animal that is slaughtered using halal methods is aligned with the Qiblah.

    However if there is no other food available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
    Sarah 2:174 states:
    If one is forced because there is no other choice, neither craving nor transgressing, there is no sin on him.

    At the halel wikipedia site you can see a label to denote what is halel. It goes beyond our turkey!

    Just thought I’d put up a comparison of the two methods. I wouldn’t get too upset with halel prepared foods except where the animal suffers. And it looks like kosher has problems with the suffering end as well as the halel. Shoo…I saw how one turkey ranch crams the birds into a crate for shipment to the slaughterhouse-it wasn’t pretty-the birds were smooshed! 😡


    • Sherry
      Nov 21, 2011 @ 20:52:37

      The ritual method of slaughter as practiced in Islam and Judaism has been described as inhumane by animal welfare organisations in the U.K. and the U.S.A., who have stated that it “causes severe suffering to animals.”[15][16] These animal welfare organizations hope to forbid the right to practise the ritual slaughter without stunning in Non-islamic countries.


  4. Sherry
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 20:48:54

    I did it again. I put myself in moderation for one too many links~
    Oh, Kim!~ :mrgreen:


  5. Sherry
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 21:05:15

    Here is the answer for Christians about eating the halel meat:
    Can We Eat meat Marked Halel?


  6. offthecuff
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 22:35:22

    I don’t know, Sherry. Halel meat tastes a bit different, don’t you think?

    And at least a Butterball turkey after it’s cooked won’t have an image of the virgin Mary rippled across it’s crispy, buttery skin.

    Speaking of images…that website you posted has an excellent image of Joshua…or maybe Hezekiel, certainly not Jesus, according to the second commandment…..lol

    America, let’s just keep our fingers crossed, our rabbit feet at the ready, and our other charms close by! Don’t let the turkeys take us down!


    • Sherry
      Nov 21, 2011 @ 23:29:06

      LOL! OTC, I love turkey so it can be halel or kosher or just plain ol’ thawed and oven-roasted as long as God has blessed it! Yummy!

      You keep the charms, I’ll keep my Savior! We’ll meet in the hereafter just the same thanks be to Jesus!

      PS-I know what you mean about that image! I scroll such a way as not to look on it. It’s a white European hippy dude…


  7. Kim
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 07:21:54

    Maybe it is simply time to raise our own again!!

    I love the idea!


    • Sherry
      Nov 22, 2011 @ 13:27:17

      I’m game!

      We may have to teach the OWS-ers how to snap the neck and chop off the head in split seconds to keep the turkey from suffering. They would be too squeemish and cause the turkey to suffer while they trot around the awful job screaming Ewww!


  8. Kim
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 13:45:38


    First the lazy buggers would have to catch one – then they would actually have to touch it (OMG!)

    What fun it would be!

    I miss my farm and I resent these tools being given any land for free


  9. Kim
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 07:19:10

    Saying thanks is for suckers, I guess –


  10. Sherry
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 12:27:20


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