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Butterball no longer halal

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Butterball’s Thanksgiving turkeys won’t be served with a side dish of Islamic dogma this year.

The company has announced that its turkeys are not slaughtered according to Islam’s halal dietary principles, which say that animals should be killed while conscious and amid the sound of Islamic prayers.

The theological turkey turnabout came after an online protest on the topic last year threatened to sour the public’s taste for Butterball-branded products.

“All Butterball Turkeys are Certified Halal but they are not labeled,” said a 2011 Facebook protest page. “Demand accurate labeling,” it urged.

“At this time, Butterball branded products are not certified halal,” said a company statement on Nov. 19. “This applies to both domestic and international Butterball products.”

However, the company didn’t disavow future Islamic turkeys.

“At Butterball, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide consumers around the world with a variety of wholesome and nutritious products. … We remain dedicated to feeding a diverse, growing global population while adhering to all USDA guidelines.”

Most of Butterball’s turkeys are consumed at Thanksgiving, which began as a Christian celebration of Christian settlers’ first harvest in Massachusetts.

 

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  1. Milwaukee Mike

    November 24th, 2012

     
  2. FreedomCat

    November 24th, 2012

    which say that animals should be killed while conscious and amid the sound of Islamic prayers.

    Sounds pretty much like the terriosts they are. The turkey has to be conscious! Didn’t PETA help end the cruel ways of killing animals for meat that we consume? Only to be brought back to the animal has to be alive to hear Allah Akbar or whatever shit before it reaches it’s demise? Let’s see if dems/peta agree with this.

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  3. bitterclinger

    November 24th, 2012

    I will NOT buy a halal product. Go back to freaking Islamastan if you want that crap.

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  4. Corona

    November 24th, 2012

    Muzzies didn’t even know what a turkey WAS till prolly 10 years ago.

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  5. Noelegy

    November 24th, 2012

    Who knew that turkey was in demand for Muslim palates?

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  6. Nutjob

    November 24th, 2012

    Muzzies didn’t even know what a turkey WAS till prolly 10 years ago.

    Sure they do, its like all farm aninamls, made for pleasure.

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  7. Unruly Refugee

    November 24th, 2012

    Camel urine is halal, they wipe their arse with bare left hand, they have sex with animals, but they won’t touch a piece of bacon. What planet am I talking about?

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