Rob Zombie has revealed shocking animal cruelty in a special Thanksgiving message recorded for PETA.
It is a response to the Butterball Turkey talk line which offers tips on how to boil, broil, roast and toast the seasonal animal, which Zombie thinks is more like the plot of a horror movie than a cooking resource.
Defending what he calls gentle, smart and social birds on PETA's holiday hotline, Zombie warns that Butterball Turkey, and other meat companies, torture turkeys before they end up in the grocery stores.
It may seem obvious that animals are killed en-masse for distribution to stores, but he reveals some utterly despicable behaviour discovered by undercover PETA workers.
"In one Butterball slaughter house, PETA found a worker sexually assaulting the birds, and another stomping on a bird's head until its skull exploded," he says on the pre-recorded hotline.
He adds: "Turkeys often become painfully crippled because they are given so many drugs to make them grow unnaturally large, and that their legs splinter. The bird's throats are often slit before they are conscious and able to feel the pain."
The hotline encourages people to visit GoVeg.com for tips on preparing animal-friendly vegan meals.
PETA's 2011 holiday hotline message:
In other Zombie news, his new film "The Lords Of Salem" is preparing for a release and he claims it is his "bleakest" movie yet. Zombie described the forthcoming movie to Empire (via Blabbermouth):
"There were twenty people that everyone knows about obviously all innocent executed as witches in Salem . . . there were a further four who actually were witches, who were killed secretly, and vowed one day to return to wreak havoc on Salem's descendants. That's when the movie jumps ahead to the present day and things start to go wrong."
Does the shocking treatment of turkeys put you off your Thanksgiving dinner, or do you just wish these workers would face tougher regulation? Share your reaction in the comments.