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Turkeys are Friends, Not Food

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Hammer, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Virtue, Piety, Study
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    Be kind to animals by not eating them
     
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    The headline didn't exactly describe the content of the article:

    "Though the region’s early inhabitants had farmed turkeys prior to the 12th century, they only started using the birds as a food source around 1100 or 1200, when wild game became scarce due to overhunting. Previously, the study’s authors say, people painlessly plucked mature feathers from molting birds. This technique allowed them to harvest feathers several times per year over a bird’s lifetime of 10 years or more. Researchers have found that turkeys were often buried whole, pointing toward their significance to the people who raised them."

    In other words, they *were* used for food. And their feathers were taken (sort of like wool from sheep).

    That doesn't really show 'friendship'.
     
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    Be kind to vegetables by not eating them.



    can vegatables feel pain
    Plants feel pain too! Researchers find an ultrasonic 'scream' is emitted when stems are cut or if species are not watered enough. A team of scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered that some plants emit a high frequency distress sound when they undergo environmental stress.Dec 9, 2019​
     
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  7. The Hammer

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    The same could be said of any domesticated animal. They eat dogs in some parts of the world although this is changing. When food gets scarce, sometimes people even resort to eating people, although the Donner Party is mostly myth, it occurs. We eat what is available and when. That's one of our Generalist-Specialist Adaptations for survival.

    The key here is they were domesticated and used like a livestock (maybe even sacred like bovids in India), they weren't eaten until necessary.

    “As ancestral Pueblo farming populations flourished, many thousands of feather blankets would likely have been in circulation at any one time,” says co-author Shannon Tushingham, an anthropologist at Washington State University (WSU), in a statement. “It is likely that every member of an ancestral Pueblo community, from infants to adults, possessed one.”
     
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    Turkeys are yummy.
     
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    Major design flaw, being tasty. I would've advised against personally.
     
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    Plants are smart, some can ID the insect chomping on it, and emit a chemical attractant for the predator species.
     
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