November 23, 2007
We humans are approximately 78 % water – take or leave a cup – and some of that is in our brain. In a normal to brilliant brain the water is charged and electrifying; see the image: Einstein’s brain sparking like glorious firework on New Years Eve. Sometimes I wonder what goes on in a turkey’s brain; any water there? any sparks or fire at work? and what about bright ideas? Hardly enough to run a public office in its natural state, but, I cannot guarantee that the brilliant procedure – also used on humans in psychiatric hospitals to excite and set things right in a tormented water logged brain – used to stun a turkey before it is being killed, won’t light up its brain in one last epiphany* about us humans. And should I venture so far as to imagine the awakening of a religious sort of brain, its last thought, while its head is baptized with the Lords power, might be: “Lord forgive them for they know not what they do”; enough for any human being to offer his gratitude!
“The first station on most poultry slaughterhouse assembly lines is the stunning tank, where the turkeys’ heads are submerged in an electrified bath of water. Stunning procedures are not monitored, and are often inadequate, leaving fully conscious birds to continue along the slaughterhouse assembly line.”
* Epiphany: “An illuminating discovery often resulting in a personal feeling of elation, awe, or wonder”