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*Beware- this is a rant*<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"><br><br>
We have a Turkey Plant downtown where I live (about a mile from my house). It's nearly impossible to avoid- I have to pass it every day on my way to work, school, to the grocery store.. whenever I want to enter town.<br><br>
Well, I decided to bring my Oliver for a walk, today. As we passed it, the fowl smell of feces and death entered my nose and I started gagging. I had to stop for a minute. When I decided to start walking again, I looked down at Oliver- <b>HE HAD A HALF DECOMPOSED TURKEY HEAD IN HIS MOUTH!</b> I told him to drop it, and we walked past the rest of the place without another incedent.<br><br><br><br>
I'm just so sick of this place. They leave the doors of the plant wide open EVERY day so that we can see the turkey's hanging upsidedown on chains and such being pulled to their deaths. The Semi trucks leave the turkeys in their cages OUTSIDE overnight EVERY night without food or water. The place is a MESS. Turkey feathers and body parts (heads, feet, I once saw a heart and what looked to be intestines) cover the ground outside-- I find turkey feathers in my yard at times (like I said, I live a mile away).<br><br><br><br>
It's just.. sick. I feel so helpless and I don't know what to do about it. Sorry about the rant.
 

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Rant away...it is pretty gross, and unfortunate for you.<br><br><br><br>
I think a turkey farm is the most disgusting place I've ever been, I can't imagine a processing plant.
 

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I took some photos of it, this afternoon. Every one of these were taken right outside of the building. The caged ones were taken alongside the main street in our town.. the hanging ones were taken on the left side of the building.<br><br><br><br>
These may be a little disturbing to some of you..<br><br><br><br><a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d801b3127cce89ebe82fef790000001610" target="_blank">Click Here to See Them in Thier Cages..</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d801b3127cce89ebebeb2e140000001610" target="_blank">Cages, Again..</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d801b3127cce89ebead4ef830000001610" target="_blank">Hanging Upsidedown.. in plain view of passing cars... clearly flapping their wings.</a><br><br><br><br>
Mind you- it's 80 degrees outside right now- and those turkeys have been there since 10:00 PM last night.
 

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I was going to suggest taking the photos, so that was a good call. Take advantage. Nothing disturbing there, compared to the horrors I've seen. I'm glad people are seeing this. I only wonder how many will think twice about it. Where do you live, again?<br><br><br><br>
BTW, I ignored your post the first time because I thought it was another one of those goofy things like the meat tree hoax, like turkeys that grow on plants... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> Glad I checked it this time.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by epski</i><br><br><b>Nothing disturbing there, compared to the horrors I've seen.</b></div>
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These photos are tame. If you wanted to see grotesque I could have easily gotten photos of the decomposing body parts laying all over within 100 yard circumfrance of the building. Shouldn't there be laws against that? I mean, it has to be a disease risk or something.<br><br><br><br>
I've also witnessed the turkeys being flung around.. thrown against walls. When the turkeys escape I've seen them dragged by the neck back to their cages, hit by cars, etc. It's disgusting.
 

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Those are exactly the pictures I thought you should get, and for those exact reasons. Show them to anyone who will listen. Get that place SHUT DOWN. C'mon, girl! You know there's a huge activist in you DYING to get out!!!<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by stellar26</i><br><br><b>These photos are tame. If you wanted to see grotesque I could have easily gotten photos of the decomposing body parts laying all over within 100 yard circumfrance of the building. Shouldn't there be laws against that? I mean, it has to be a disease risk or something.<br><br><br><br>
I've also witnessed the turkeys being flung around.. thrown against walls. When the turkeys escape I've seen them dragged by the neck back to their cages, hit by cars, etc. It's disgusting.</b></div>
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I feel ill. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Man ..... even though those are "tame" pics compared to other pics I've seen online (and compared to what happened to those birds shortly after your pics were taken), they are still horrible to see. I couldn't think of putting birds in little cages like that or shackling them by their feet.<br><br><br><br>
Whoever can do things like that must have a heart of stone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I originally avoided this thread too, thinking it was a "hoax" thing... I'm surprised that place can even pass a food service type of thing leaving all the doors open.<br><br><br><br>
Wouldn't exactly get the result that we'd want, but ever consider calling in an anon. call about unsanitary conditions at the plant?
 

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<div class="quote-block">epski said:<br><br>
I thought it was another one of those goofy things like the meat tree hoax, like turkeys that grow on plants</div>
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When I first saw the subject I thought I was going to learn that Turkeys grew on trees (you know, like, say, Fish). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
But seriously, those pictures are so saddening (in the last pic is that one wandering around on the floor while its own kind get slaughtered?). I wonder if any omnivores who see it will think anything on Thanksgiving.
 

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I say it's better that it be out in the open. Perfect for allowing people to be disgusted by it.<br><br><br><br>
Also, I am moving this to Animal Rights.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>I wonder if any omnivores who see it will think anything on Thanksgiving.</b></div>
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Knowing omnis, it'll be "I hope this turkey isn't from that <i>turkey plant</i> down the street. Now let's give thanks for this magnificent bird."
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Thalia</i><br><br><b>I say it's better that it be out in the open. Perfect for allowing people to be disgusted by it.<br><br><br><br>
Also, I am moving this to Animal Rights.</b></div>
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This might sound dumb, but those of us who post from the "View all new posts" link don't always pay attention to what forum we're posting in (except when posting new topics). Do you think we could encourage the moderators to post what forum a thread is being moved <i>from</i>?<br><br><br><br>
Curious (as ever),<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by aksjg</i><br><br><b><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"></b></div>
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I second that......those pictures were enough to upset me. I'm so sorry you have to live near that, I think I would cry everytime I had to go by.<br><br><br><br>
Is there anyone in your neighborhood who may feel the same way you do? If you think you really want to try and have it shut down it may help to have someone else working with you.
 

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Wow, I apologize that I am so late in this topic, but I feel the need to post.<br><br><br><br>
That is horrifying! Not only that it is happening, but that it is viewable to the public and no one has said or done anything about it! These images should not be here at all, let alone in the public for little children and even adults to see! And anyone who does see them, should do something!<br><br><br><br>
I suggest you take the photos you took(and take some more of the decaying bodies you talked about), and present them to the factory! Go right into the main office, and explain your views and how it digusts you so! See how they react with your pictures, thoughts, knowledge, and opinions, and then let us know how it goes. I would be interested to see how it all plays out...<br><br><br><br>
*hugs* Good luck, and you have my support! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I think going to the factory first will result in a cover-up, not a change. Go to the city and the regulatory agencies instead.
 
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