More Than a Meal (P)

More Than a Meal P This scholarly and authoritative book examines the cultural and literal history as well as the natural history and biological needs and concerns of turkeys Davis explores how turkeys came to be seen

  • Title: More Than a Meal (P)
  • Author: Karen Davis
  • ISBN: 9781930051881
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • This scholarly and authoritative book examines the cultural and literal history, as well as the natural history and biological needs and concerns of turkeys Davis explores how turkeys came to be seen as birds who were not only the epitome of failure or stupidity but also the suitable centerpiece of the celebration of freedom in America itself Thanksgiving She examines tThis scholarly and authoritative book examines the cultural and literal history, as well as the natural history and biological needs and concerns of turkeys Davis explores how turkeys came to be seen as birds who were not only the epitome of failure or stupidity but also the suitable centerpiece of the celebration of freedom in America itself Thanksgiving She examines the many varieties of turkeys and uncovers the methods by which millions of turkeys are raised, fattened, and slaughtered on farms around America today Davis takes us back to European folklore about turkeys, the myths, fairytales, and downright lies told about turkeys and their habits and habitats She shows how turkeys in the wild have complex lives and family units, and how they were an integral part of Native American and continental cultures and landscape before the Europeans arrived.Finally, Davis draws conclusions about our paradoxical, complex, and bestial relationship not just with turkeys, but with all birds, and thus with all other animals She examines how our treatment of animals shapes our other values about ourselves, our relationship with other human beings, and our attitude toward the land, nation, and the world.

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    1. A well written, researched, and referenced book about the turkey, and the role it tragically plays in that effectively meaningless American holiday, Thanksgiving.It touched more than upon that one day out of the year, of course, delving into history (the Aztecs were among the first to factory farm the creature) and even biology (natural origins of the different species), to behaviour and moral implications. As the President of the United Poultry Concerns, and personally fostering rescued meat-in [...]

    2. Poultry welfare expert Karen Davis challenges readers to rethink the Thanksgiving turkey: “Why do we hate this celebrated bird? Why do we celebrate this hated bird?” she challenges. Indeed, it’s not enough to merely slaughter 48 million turkeys for our yearly ritual, we also feel the need to mock the birds and anyone who doesn’t partake in their flesh. In More than a Meal, we learn our ancestors could be just as cruel to farmed animals as we currently are:To become white flesh, animals w [...]

    3. A Unique Look at our Cultural Views of a "Food" Animal"More Than a Meal" is an incredible book, examining not just the nature of the turkey (behavior, intelligence, emotions, etc.), but also our cultural construction of it. Ms. Davis eloquently describes the many ways in which the turkey is dehumanized and demeaned in modern society. Such atrocities go far beyond the obvious (farming and killing turkeys for food), at times bordering on the ridiculous (for instance, the annual presidential pardon [...]

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