This year after purchasing my Butterball turkey for Thanksgiving dinner;
minutes later, I sat down with my laptop and began
my usual viewing of Facebook, and my favorite blogs.
Within minutes I saw links about Butterball turkeys being halal certified.
My first thought was that some watchdog groups had,
jumped the gun, so to speak, and was accusing Butterball falsely.
But, upon further reading, I was convinced, they were indeed, halal certified.
There was no way I was going to eat,
or serve halal certified meat to my family, not knowingly.
So, I took the turkey back to the grocery store where I purchased it
and told the manager why I was returning it.
He thanked me for telling him, because he was unaware of it himself.
I purchased another brand for our Thanksgiving dinner.
For anyone who is unclear what halal certified meat is,
it is slaughered in a certain way in keeping with Islamic law;
you may want to look it up, but, I think they turn toward Mecca,
slit the animals throat, bleed it, and recite a prayer to their god.
America is a Christian nation,
and we should not have worry whether our meat
has been sacrificed to some other god.
Makes me want to raise our own meat.