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Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys


One man in Maine pulled a bunch of birds out of the trash and is giving them away

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PSA: turkeys that have been in the trash PROBABLY aren't safe to eat.

The Falmouth Maine Police Department posted a perplexing statement on their Facebook page November 20. “Turkey Warning: (yes for real),” it read. “If anyone had acquired a bird from some non-conventional manner from someone you don’t know, discard and replace it.”

They revealed the strange and disturbing drama of one man’s questionable crusade to deliver turkeys to all who were in need — by diving for those turkeys deep inside of a local dumpster.

The man then distributed the turkeys from the back of his large pickup truck. He failed to tell the recipients where he’d gotten them from, however. We’re wondering how people failed to notice the bloated and odorous nature of the fowl, since they were probably, well… foul.

A local Hannaford grocery had earlier tossed around 1,400 pounds of meat — about 75 to 80 turkeys. The birds had “thawed and bloated” due to a refrigerator malfunction and were deemed unsafe to eat.

The dumpster diver happened upon them during a routine trash invasion, throwing as many of the birds as he could into his pickup. He didn’t charge anyone for taking the turkeys — he simply gave them away.

“Bizarre as it is, we were just concerned for health reasons that someone did get some of these turkeys,” Lieutenant John Kilbride said. “It’s not a good idea to grab anything out of the dumpster and consume it.”

The police decided to release the statement out of genuine concern that a dumpster bird might have gone unnoticed in a family home. “People may want to check to see if it’s a dumpster turkey they are sitting up next to on Thursday or not,” Kilbride advised. “There are definitely dumpster turkeys that could be served on the table.”

If your turkey passes the test, meaning you bought it from a store instead of the side of the road, here are 35 creative ways to cook the bird for your Thanksgiving dinner.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


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During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


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During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


Police Warn Not to Eat Dumpster Turkeys - Recipes

During this holiday season of peace and good will, anyone can save a turkey like Lofty by choosing a veggie meal for the holiday feast. Take it a step further by making a veggie diet your New Year's resolution, and you'll save hundreds of Loftys and Babes and other dear animals who don't want to die in the new year!

Need more motivation to erase the turkeys, chickens, pigs and other animals from your holiday grocery list? In one step, you can sweep away worries about your waistline, catering to veggie visitors and your guilty conscience simply by exploring super-tasty vegetarian meals.

In nature, turkeys are inquisitive and intelligent birds, but when they are reared for slaughter, they endure lives of suffering and terrifying deaths.

Here are 10 (out of a million!) good reasons to carve out a new tradition by flocking to vegetarian fare during this holiday season.

1. Turkeys Are "People" Too

Turkeys have personalities, just as dogs and cats do. According to Oregon State University poultry scientist Tom Savage, turkeys are social and playful. Of course, Mr and Mrs Wickersham, who took in Genevieve, a rescued turkey, could tell you that. Genevieve comes when she is called, loves classical music and dances to the flute. Turkeys relish having their feathers stroked and will "sing" along to their favourite tunes.

2. Fear Factories

In factory farms, turkeys are crowded together so tightly that flapping a wing or stretching a leg is close to impossible. To prevent stress-induced fighting, their beaks are often cut off with a red-hot blade. At the abattoir, the birds are stunned by having their heads plunged into an electrically-charged water bath, but some birds are not rendered unconscious and are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.

3. Don't Be a Butterball!

There is no fibre in turkey meat, but there is cholesterol &ndash a whopping 83 mg in a 112 g serving, which also contains 8.3 g of fat, including 2.4 g of saturated fat. Turkey is not a "health" food compared to truly healthy foods such as beans, veggies, fruits, grains and nuts. Research has shown that meat-eaters are a whopping 50 per cent more likely to develop heart disease and nine times more likely to be obese than vegans.

4. Bird Flu Blues

Experts warn that a virulent new strain of bird flu could spread to humans. Cooking a turkey can adequately kill bacteria and viruses, but even a little of what makes you ill can lurk on cutting boards and utensils and thus spread to hands or foods that won't be cooked.

5. Turkey-Free, Cholesterol-Free Tasty Treats

If you want the taste of turkey without the ethical dilemma or cholesterol, there is a cornucopia of turkey alternatives, including Redwood Foods' Cheatin' Roast Turkey and Celebration Roast, which comes ready-sliced with gravy and gourmet sausages wrapped in Streaky Style Vegetarian Rashers. Realeat Veggie Roast comes with stuffing and can be topped with Redwood's Cheatin' Bacon.

6. Want Stuffing With Your Supergerms?

Dosing turkeys with antibiotics to control the diseases that spread rapidly in filthy, crowded sheds poses even more risks for people who eat them. Leading health organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have warned that by giving powerful drugs (via animal products) to humans who are not sick, the farmed-animal industry is creating possible long-term risks to human health and will spread antibiotic-resistant supergerms.

7. Foul Farming

Anyone who has driven by a factory farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce tons of excrement, all without the benefit of waste-treatment systems. The methane gas produced by turkey waste pollutes the air and contributes to global warming.

8. Feed the World

Millions of people go hungry and thirsty in the developing world while grain and water are squandered on the developed world's factory farms. Why should we feed grain to turkeys to produce meat when many more people could be fed if the grain was fed directly to them?

9. Give the Turkeys Something to Celebrate!

Let's face it: If you're eating a turkey, that's a corpse on your table, and if you don't eat it quickly enough, it will decompose. Is that really what we want as the centerpiece of a holiday meal: an animal's dead and decaying carcass? Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill, so why not extend those sentiments to turkeys too?

10. What's Bugging You?

There are all sorts of killer bacteria found in turkey flesh, including salmonella and campylobacter. The government's Food Standards Agency has written a detailed 1,000-word guide for cooking turkeys in an attempt to reduce the large number of people who contract debilitating (and sometimes fatal) food poisoning every year.


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