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Portia - The Departure of a Great Master

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, suffering )

- 1901 days ago -
The light was gone from her eyes. It seemed like no matter what we did she could not get comfortable and she seemed very unhappy. So we fulfilled our promise and let her out of a body that was no longer serving her.

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Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:20 am

pam w (139)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:09 am
The greatest gift we can give animnals is an easy exit out of life which is no longer good. Sounds as if this poor bird was another victim of human tinkering with genetics--for profit!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:46 am
RIP, Portia. You had a good life with very caring and responsible friends.

Kit B (276)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:13 am

It is a kindness we can give to animals, but somehow we can not offer that same gentle "good night" for each other.
Personally, I think forcing any living creature, no matter it's kingdom and phyla to live through pain and agony that will still end with death, is cruel.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:20 am
That was one of the nicest story I have heard in a looooong time, it REALLY REALLY touched my heart in a very "deep way". It is like I know exactly what they mean and how they feel, such wonderful people. Wow, it really touched me. Cause some people, actually waaaaay 2 many ,would think this is silly.... And THAT makes me so angry, if Im arguing with ppl over something it could be stuff like this, or when they dont understand that E.T IS my family and not "my dog", etc etc.. Well this really got me going, lol ;)

Very nice indeed. Respect and RIP sweet Portia....

Karen Avery (118)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:00 am
Poor Bird!

. (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:46 am
It's sad to say goodbye to any animal raised as a pet. Portia was one of the rare turkeys whose body did not end up on a Thanksgiving table.

. (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 11:11 am
Hope someone does the same for me when it's my time.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 11:37 am
Very touching. RIP Portia.

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 11:41 am
Noted Tks. Cher....R.I.P. Portia..

Jane B (30)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 12:24 pm
The suffering of chickens and turkeys is immense - only bred to last for a matter of weeks, their bloated bodies won't allow them to have a normal life. Portia was one of the lucky ones.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 12:47 pm
Thanks for sharing this heartfelt story.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thanks Cher

michelle t (41)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:16 pm
Very sad.
RIP Portia

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:18 pm
Sad. RIP Portia

Ruth C (87)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:26 pm
May the Almighty remember Portia.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:35 pm
So nice that this turkey was cared for So many people do not give turkeys a second thought and have no idea how their genetics are interfered with and the suffering all they are interested in is seeing them on the dinner table for the cheapest price possible

Noted thanks

Debra Van Way (12)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 2:36 pm
Humans suck! RIP Portia.

Beth M (138)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 4:02 pm
Portia died with a loving family around her.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 5:24 pm
Thanks you

Janet R (38)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 5:54 pm
Rest in Peace, Portia.

Kit - can't send you a star but totally agree with your comment.

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:02 pm

Dianne D (490)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:33 pm
Rest in peace Portia. I'm sure you will meet those that loved you again in Heaven.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:12 am
noted, thanks Cher
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