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25 October 2000

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We in Maryland our holding our third annual vigil for turkeys. Just Saturday, I lunched with the most social and charming personality. Her name was Alice. She looks much like the gaudy male bird with her lush dark feathers and large red comb and waddles. When there is a crowd around, she will "display" them flexing her feather muscles and puffing them out. She just hung out with the humans when we rested for lunch at Poplar Springs animal sanctuary, not desiring food, but only attention and affection. She loves adults, but adores children even more. She had a choice of cows, horses, other turkeys and chickens, but for some reason she waddled over to the humans. It almost seemed she thinks she is human! If you sit cross-legged in the grass, she will happily begin to circle you, spiraling ever close to you. Play music and she will dance about. Turkeys are cool!

Please vigil in your town for the 285 million that are abused and brutally killed and the 40 million that are slaughtered in the U.S. for Thanksgiving alone! Usually, for a new event, you will get lots of good press. Making a few posters and buying some tea candles is small cost for the education of the public about these wonderful birds.

A Thanksgiving Vigil for Turkeys

We will not forget the turkeys who lived and died this year in factory farms. Not a happy thought, 40 million birds, that were brought into the world, for such a brief and miserable existence.

Please join us in showing that the animal rights movement is very much alive and YES we even care about "food" animals like turkeys.

We have lots of signs, banners, brochures and candles. Just bring yourself and help get the message of compassion out for all God's creatures.

Date: Friday, November 17th
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: Bethesda, MD. Intersection of Wisconsin Ave, & East-West Highway. At the top of the Bethesda Metro. Park at meter parking along side streets or in parking garages nearby.

For more information: contact Jamey West at 301-990-0593.

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