This year won’t you start a new tradition and save a life? I just made my donation to the Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.
Did you know?
Turkeys have great hearing, but no external ears. They have a field of vision of about 270 degrees and are able to see in color. They can see movement almost a hundred yards away. They don’t see well at night. They have a poor sense of smell, but a good sense of taste. [source]
Turkeys are social animals. They enjoy the company of other creatures, including humans. They love having their feathers stroked. [source]
Turkeys can run up to 25 miles an hour, and some can fly in bursts up to 55 miles an hour. See this blog for more fun turkey stories.
Sadly, “Birds are packed by the thousands into dark farm factories where they are debeaked and detoed while fed enormous amounts of food until they reach unnatural weights to satisfy consumers. At 14 to 18 weeks of age, the birds are thrown into cages in trucks and transported to slaughter. Birds are excluded from the Humane Slaughter Act which requires animals be stunned prior to slaughter so they are insensitive to pain, and so their deaths are brutally cruel. There are 250 to 300 million turkeys raised annually for slaughter; 46 million for Thanksgiving.” [source]
So, please, save a life and donate to the Adopt-A-Turkey Project.