|Beautiful turkey, Ontario, Canada|
ph cr: diane spodarek
Reasons to pass on turkey this year:
300 million turkeys are killed in the US for Thanksgiving & Christmas
Baby turkeys start their lives in huge incubators
They will never see their mothers
After a few weeks they are crammed with thousands of others in massive windowless sheds
Turkeys are fed, drugged and genetically manipulated to grow as large and as quickly as possible, some so large their legs break beneath them
In 1970 the average turkey weighed 17 pounds. Today turkeys average 28 pounds.
At 5 months they are sent to the slaughterhouse
What happens at a modern slaughterhouse is so vile and disgusting I cannot write it here.
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