Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Trying to be Thankful

I think for New Year, I'm going to give up news. And watching television in general.

This is the saddest thing I have heard:

People are boycotting and smearing the American company, Butterball, because they labeled their turkeys as kosher.

I mean, seriously, what harm is there in giving someone with dietary restrictions information on your product?

Isn't that what the free market and capitalism all about? Framing your product to appeal to as many people as possible?

Seriously? People are signing petitions and calling Butterball to say that they will never buy another turkey from them because they put a religious dietary label on their product.

Isn't that the stupidest thing you've ever heard of?

Oh, wait, well, I was mistaken, Butterball labeled the turkeys with "halal" not "kosher". Halal is the Arabic word used for determining if a product is allowed within Muslim dietary restrictions.

Did you think it stupid people were mad about kosher?

Do you think they have a point about halal?

What's the difference?

Loki sez: I don't care about halal or kosher, but is Thor gluten free?

1 comment:

jaz said...

Halal refers not only to what is permissible in diet but also to what is permissible in daily life. Marriage, living in a house, bathing, drinking water, and breathing air are all halal practices. Can't wait to see the boycotts on those.