I am pleased to announce the launch of a new video just in time for the approaching holiday: Thanksgiving’s Toll on Turkeys. Featuring footage from Farm Sanctuary’s groundbreaking investigations through the years, this video exposes the truth behind commercial turkey production and follows the heartbreaking trajectory of these exploited birds’ lives – showing what they endure from artificial insemination to slaughter. It is a comprehensive look at the industry and provides plenty of important reasons, and motivation, to keep turkeys off the dinner table.
In addition to illustrating the plight of factory farmed turkeys, the video also explores why these sensitive, social animals are worthy of protection. With clips of our sanctuary turkeys engaging in their daily routines and being honored with feasts of their own at our Celebration FOR the Turkeys, it gives viewers a glimpse into the emotional lives of these birds and shows that, just like cats and dogs, they too have feelings and desires all their own. As this section of the video puts a face on the suffering endured by the millions of turkeys slaughtered in the U.S. every year, it also tells viewers how they can help bring an end to cruelty and start a new holiday tradition by participating in our Adopt-A-Turkey Project.
We are very proud of this new video and believe it has a lot of potential to open hearts and minds. I encourage you to help us spread compassion by sharing this important new video with everyone you can. Together, we can make it viral and create change for turkeys this Thanksgiving!
P.S. You can also order this video as a DVD to use for tabling purposes, to showcase at viewing parties around Thanksgiving, or to keep in your video library. The DVD also includes bonus features including three PSAs with actress Ginnifer Goodwin promoting a compassionate Thanksgiving!