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November 25, 2009

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please don't send to disneyland. farm sanctuary's specific purpose is to help animals, disneyland has nothing to do with animals except fictional ones. they need companionship with other animals and people. farm sanctuary gives a lot more care than anybody at disneyland can and their name says it all, farm sanctuary. disneyland has nothing to do with saving animal lives.

I'm not happy with the president on this call, either. I think he seemed to try and make some sort of link between pardoning the turkey, his girls and Disneyland. His girls are smart! I think they would have picked Farm Sanctuary had they understood the choice. I also wish the turkey had been a heritage turkey... would have been a good time to make a plug for them.

Please send the "pardoned" turkeyss to the Farm Sanctuary - it would be the happiest place on earth for them - I've been there and I've been to DisneyWorld -
Thank you for your consideration

It is awesome that these turkeys have been pardoned, but so sad they have to live in conditions that result in earlier death. The first step has been made to stop their slaughter for food, but there are still many steps left! Please, lets move these turkeys to a place when they are well kept and can live a happy and fulfilled life :) !!!

Hi Kim,

Thanks for your comment. Given the fact that virtually all turkeys that Americans eat are factory farm breeds, I think it is appropriate for national attention to be directed at these birds who are virtually designed for ill health. Pardoning a heritage breed turkey would only further enable the fantasy that farm animals today are anything like those that existed generations ago.

Of course, NO turkey of ANY breed should even have to be pardoned; no turkey of any breed has done anything to deserve a death sentence! At Farm Sanctuary, we believe that wild turkeys are the real heritage breeds, and they should be allowed to live for their own purposes, not exploited and killed for our use.

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