I used to work in the poultry production industry for about 10 years. We sold supplies and equipment to poultry farmers around the world, although we never dealt with the actual birds. So I understand what goes on in the animal production world. And that is, animals are grown, animals are killed, animals are eaten.
I think animals need to be treated with respect and honor, since they're giving our lives so we can live.
Still, it's a little awkward when you're Sarah Palin, sitting Governor and former VP candidate whose still in the news, and you pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving. But then you give an interview where all the unlucky candidates are being killed. In the background.
To be fair to the guy in the background, this is how turkeys are often killed, at least on the farm. He's not doing anything wrong or cruel (although I recognize that my vegan friends will vehemently disagree with me).
But still, Governor Palin is either still gaffe-ing it up after the campaign, or she's trying out for a spot on Saturday Night Live. She either needs to fire her press secretary, or at least hire one. A trained professional would have spotted the incongruity of the event and the background.
Be sure to watch the whole interview. Governor Palin's statement between 2:00 and 2:16 are priceless. You just can't make this stuff up.
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