Another Thanksgiving, Another Turkey

~~Life As a Wave~~

There is an interesting article in the Washington Post that is circulating and raising some interesting questions about the presidential turkey pardon that takes place every Thanksgiving.

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You can read the article HERE. It should come as no big surprise that I tend to side with the (as the author coins us) activist-minded, such as Gene Baur, who were cited in the article.

What do you think about Baur’s suggestion that people celebrate truly rescued turkeys instead of cheering the presidential pardon?  Yes, it’s clearly a self-promotion since he specifically recommends Farm Sanctuary‘s Adopt-A-Turkey Program. Nevertheless, it’s a great idea! I’ve been “adopting” a turkey for the last few years and have done the same this year. This time, I am sponsoring a turkey from The Gentle Barn, another wonderful farmed animal sanctuary. In December we will visit the barn and have the chance to meet our new gobbly…

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