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Ask Obama: Send Pardoned Turkey to A Farm Sanctuary, Not Disneyland


Update: The pardoned turkey will not be sent to Disneyland this year! The pardoned turkey, Apple, and the alternate turkey, Cider, will be sent instead to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. The staff at Mount Vernon cares for other turkeys and animals as well, and it is likely they will receive better care at the estate.

Every Thanksgiving since the Kennedy administration, a turkey has been pardoned by the President. 

Since 45 million turkeys are killed for the holiday, you might think this turkey is lucky. However, the bird is then sent to Disneyland to participate in a parade and then live a stressful life within the park. Many birds are dead within a year of living at the amusement park. 

This year, ask Obama to send the turkey to a farm sanctuary instead. This will allow the pardoned turkeys to live a long and happy life and bring attention the work that farm sanctuaries do for farm animals.

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