Ah, now that’s the life! In this sweet photo, Bubbles turkey brings new meaning to the word “relaxation” as she basks in the warm sunlight that shines on her pasture. Sunbathing, a favorite pastime of lots of birds, is just one of the many natural behaviors that turkeys at Farm Sanctuary get to engage in that those on factory farms do not. Packed by the thousands inside large warehouses and denied even a quiet place to rest, let alone the chance to go outside, these birds lead frustrated lives as their innate desires are thwarted by the unnatural conditions they endure. Had Bubbles not been rescued, she certainly would have never known the contentment she experiences at our New York Shelter today.
Fortunately, this time of year, we can all do our part to help raise awareness about the plight of turkeys and work toward bringing an end to their misery. With the help of our new Thanksgiving’s Toll on Turkeys video, which exposes the truth behind commercial turkey production and explores why these sensitive and social birds deserve our protection, outreach can be as simple as sharing this link with family and friends. We know this video can make a big impact, so we ask you, for the sake of feathered friends like Bubbles, to help us make it viral and encourage everyone to make this holiday a compassionate one for all. And, if you haven’t yet adopted your turkey for Thanksgiving, it’s not too late! Learn how you can make a big difference by becoming a sponsor now.