Turkey saved, pig abused

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Two animal-related stories in the news…

Turkey falls on his feet… A turkey fell off of a truck on its way to a slaughterhouse in the UK last week, but was rescued (and is now being raised by) a vegan woman. As you might expect, the turkey was “so heavy its legs were in danger of breaking.” (via Vegan.com)

23 WFU students face animal-cruelty charges: Pig abused at fraternity party, officials say… Youthful indescretion? Not exactly: 23 students from the Wake Forest University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon took a 200 pound hog, got him drunk, burned him, and when they got tired of him, left him to roam about in nearby woods. The pig was also without a tail, though it’s unclear whether or not that happened before or after the students purchased him from a nearby livestock dealer. (via Obscure Store)

4 Responses to “Turkey saved, pig abused”

  1. jen

    Have you see this story, yet? :
    http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20020430_429.html

    It made me pretty mad. [unabashed plug: You can read my thoughts here.]

  2. Ryan

    That headline is indeed misleading — and incorrect as you point out (cod liver oil)… as with anything, there are right ways and wrong ways to do things — not feeding the child breast milk or formula? That’s the *wrong* way.

    You may be interested in this much more balanced article: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-hsveg302689132apr30.story?coll=ny%2Dtop%2Dheadlines

  3. ConsciousMother

    Oh my. That pig story just breaks my heart, but my cynical side snarks and says, “FRAT boys? BIG surprise!!!” Reason #4000365 to hate frat boys. *sigh* Isn’t there a vegan frat out there somewhere???

  4. jen

    Thanks for the balancing article. I know I went a little overboard in my rant (at the very least, in in the fact that I generalized about meat-eaters the way they sometimes generalize about us), but I suppose that my emotional response is exactly why I’m vegetarian. The article you shared helped remind me that not all media is misleading. :-)

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