There is an interesting article in the Washington Post that is circulating and raising some interesting questions about the presidential turkey pardon that takes place every Thanksgiving.
What do you think about Baur’s suggestion that people celebrate truly rescued turkeys instead of cheering the presidential pardon? Yes, it’s clearly a self-promotion since he specifically recommends Farm Sanctuary‘s Adopt-A-Turkey Program. Nevertheless, it’s a great idea! I’ve been “adopting” a turkey for the last few years and have done the same this year. This time, I am sponsoring a turkey from The Gentle Barn, another wonderful farmed animal sanctuary. In December we will visit the barn and have the chance to meet our new gobbly friend in person
So as the president “pardons” two turkeys this week, let me introduce to you the turkey that my family and I are sponsoring this year, “New Turkey.” 😉 She is lovely and we are sponsoring her to honor her new life at the farm.
Here’s to happy, healthy animals, human and otherwise!