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Old 09 November 2013, 08:45 PM
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Old 09 November 2013, 09:10 PM
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After all the backlash last Thanksgiving from Pamela Geller and her minions, it seems that Butterball has pulled the plug on American-Muslim consumers and is no longer selling halal turkeys. Here’s a conversation I recently had with Butterball’s customer support.
http://www.sameerseats.com/butterbal...-longer-halal/

ETA: There was a thread about this 2 years ago...
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Halal has to do with the way you slit an animals throat while chanting a prayer? Obviously I'm not Muslim but that's my understanding. We did grow up on a farm and when you killed a chicken to eat you strangled it. So just going by that completely unscientific assessment I'd say turkeys are killed the same way so no they wouldn't use the halal method.
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Just get a Kosher turkey.
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Old 26 January 2015, 04:33 PM
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We did grow up on a farm and when you killed a chicken to eat you strangled it. So just going by that completely unscientific assessment I'd say turkeys are killed the same way so no they wouldn't use the halal method.
I'm guessing that industrial turkey farms would find manual strangulation rather too labor-intensive for their purposes.
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Small-scale chicken processing facilities around here put the chicken in a cone and cut the head off. They don't strangle it.

As far as individual farmers on particular farms: IME, if there is more than one possible way to do something, and there is more than one farmer, then more than one technique will be in use.
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I'm guessing that industrial turkey farms would find manual strangulation rather too labor-intensive for their purposes.
Just hire Artie. He does them for just over $0.33 each.
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That's an old one;

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