“And these you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, and the kite and the falcon in its kind…” (Leviticus 11:13-14)
“But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kind…” (Deuteronomy 14:12-13)
The kind of birds mentioned in Leviticus 11:13 and Deuteronomy 14:12 as unclean, are birds that will eat other animals, as they are birds of prey. An example of a clean bird to eat is the quail. The diet of the quail is majority plant material, grains and seeds, seldom will this kind of bird will consume insects. Moreover, the quail does not resemble in phenotype that of a vulture.
A bird of prey is defined as a predatory bird that hunts and feeds on other animals. One feature of this kind of bird is the lack of feathers on their head. The biological purpose of this is so that dead meat (carrion) do not stick to their head after consuming the flesh of their prey. This is evident by viewing pictures of the turkey. Having a beard is another characteristic of identifying the turkey as a bearded vulture. Lastly, a curved beak is defining of a vulture such as the wild turkey. Take a look at the above birds and compare this information.
The diet of a wild turkey in its natural environment can include:
Amphibians – small frogs, salamanders Reptiles – slugs snakes, lizards Molluscs – snails Invertebrate – worms
The vulture will add fruit as an addition to its rich diet of carrion. This may be a reason why the turkey will eat vegetation.
Why are Birds of Prey so important?
The purpose of predatory birds in the ecosystem is to keep the air and earth clean, by eating carrion within 12-24 hrs. of death. In addition to this, they serve to maintain the balance of other animals such as rodents and other small animals in the wild to prevent overpopulation of these species.
The Domestication and Classification of the Wild Turkey
Just like the pig, the North American turkey buzzard has been domesticated for meat consumption. Despite being domesticated, this doesn’t mean that it is permissible for consumption. Just like the pig, the turkey is unclean due to the sources of foods it consumes, and its appearance as a bearded vulture. The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) native to America is classified in a way that distinguishes it from that of the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), which it closely resembles in phenotype while placing it in a classification category with other birds that look nothing like itself. Examples are pheasants, partridges, francolins, junglefowl, and the grouse.
The fact that the wild turkey has been classified as it has, we can only conclude that this classification is the work of Satan to deceive our people into eating unlawful foods under the guise that it is clean. If we wish to follow the commandments of the Most High, we must stop eating these unclean foods and reevaluate everything that we eat.
Written by: Cardell Williams (beloved brother)
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