Tell President Obama to Send "Pardoned" Turkeys to Farm Sanctuary

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Originally Posted: 8 Oct 2010

Tell President Obama to Send "Pardoned" Turkeys to Farm Sanctuary

FROM  Farm Sanctuary


Tell President Obama to send this year's "pardoned" turkeys to a real sanctuary where they can live a natural and nurtured long life rather than to Disney theme parks where they have been sent in the past to be used for entertainment until they die prematurely.

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President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500
phone (202) 456-1111
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Every year at Thanksgiving, the president of the United States pardons two turkeys, sparing them from a grisly slaughterhouse death. Unfortunately, these turkeys have, since 2005, been sent to live as attractions at Disney theme parks, where many of them have died within one year. Because commercially-raised turkeys have been selectively bred for decades to grow extremely large and fast, they are prone to serious health issues and require specialized care. At Farm Sanctuary, we are well-equipped to provide the level of care necessary to keep these birds healthy, happy and comfortable for years.

Of course, we at Farm Sanctuary also think that all turkeys should be pardoned, and since 1986, our Adopt-A-Turkey Project has saved the lives of countless turkeys and encouraged millions of people to participate in a new compassionate Thanksgiving tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one. President Barack Obama could join us in creating a compassionate holiday tradition by sending the pardoned turkeys to Farm Sanctuary, where they can lead a more natural life and become ambassadors for their exploited species.

By sending these birds to Farm Sanctuary’s shelter in Watkins Glen, New York, President Obama will send a clear message that farm animals deserve to be treated with kindness and dignity. Please sign our petition today, and help give this year’s pardoned turkeys the true sanctuary they deserve.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!