Gobble, gobble toil and trouble.
I'm not at all sure there is anything about the above operation that is environmentally friendly enough (including the lifestyles of the turkeys) to make the finished product worthwhile.
It saddens me to read your article on biofuels made of turkey body parts. Even if you don't consider that the waste generated from factory farms is one of the top polluters in the country, that the grains being fed to turkeys could be consumed directly by humans or made into biofuels, and that factory farms use huge amounts of water, you have to consider the enormous suffering the animals endure from the moment they are born until the moment they are slaughtered.
That should be enough to not support using these animals for making biofuels. As an environmentalist, I do not want to cause suffering to anything, wild or domestic. Let's all join together for a cleaner and more peaceful world.
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|Date:||Mar 1, 2006|
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