To the editor:
To the editor:
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. This is due to the annual anticipation of turkey dinner. Since we rotate the holiday between siblings, I was worried that my “turkey fix” would not be totally satisfied. Accordingly, I roasted my own turkey last week. That is the reason for my letter.
The turkey I purchased was oddly misshapen. The breast area was huge and the legs and thighs quite tiny. Not only was the white meat tough and stringy, but there was hardly any brown meat on the drumstick! Truly sad. What is going on?
You hear about poultry penned up, fed with antibiotics due to overcrowding, and bred to produce larger breasts. They are then slaughtered en masse by huge industrial farms. The animals produced by these methods are a horrible substitute for free range healthy turkeys. They look bad and taste bad.
I urge all readers to consider these factors when purchasing turkeys this year. Vote with your pocketbook and don’t support the profit-based corruption of our food supply.
Kira Hazen Burns
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