Saturday, December 23, 2006

First, stun your turkey: the day I looked lunch in the eye

The Guardian

By Emma Brockes

At Manor Farm in Bedfordshire, Richard Brown is about to kill the last turkey of the season. It's an 18kg whopper, known in the business as a catering bird. Mr Brown has performed in front of witnesses before. A woman from environmental health once came and was sprayed with turkey blood when a vessel in the bird's mouth exploded in the final stages of strangulation.
"She was wearing a beige raincoat," he says. "Ready?"


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