An advertisement for Turkey bowling jumped out at me today. I said the words aloud to see if they made any more sense: “Turkey bowling. Turkey bowling.” Hmm, not really.
A local casino is offering a promotion where punters attempt to throw a frozen turkey down a makeshift bowling alley. Huh?
Easy enough to explain: animals become objects when killed. To insulate reflection against the ethics of the dead animal erupting, humans are encouraged to treat the newly-deceased animal as a stand-in for some other object. Reflection about the mass slaughter of turkeys is less likely when the turkey becomes the bowling ball.