12 November 2010

Martha Stewart boozes up turkeys prior to slaughter

Fair warning to any turkey that happens to cross paths with media mogul Martha Stewart, stay away from the mini bar.

While on ‘The Colbert Report’ this past Wednesday Stewart not only revealed the number of fowl she has killed this past year but also explained how she incapacitates the birds.

“How many turkeys are you responsible for killing?” asked Colbert, Stewart responded without hesitation, “This year 6.”

When asked if she has ever killed one of the creatures with her bare hands the billionaire businesswoman replied, “Oh yeah.”

But the fun didn’t stop there.

She then goes on to explain that she utilizes “little bottles of cognac and bourbon” apparently to subdue the turkeys prior to administering the permanent knockout blow.

Now the point can be made that Stewart performs the slaughter herself thereby circumventing the horrid conditions that turkeys must endure on factory farms but one thing is certain, regardless of the killing method the end is always the same.

Watch the video below. The turkey slaughter talk starts around the 2 minute mark.

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Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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