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    Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    Group protests turkeys at Disneyland - Around Disney : The Orange County Register

    Disney officials may call them the “Happiest Turkeys on Earth.”
    But one animal-rights group contends that the nationally pardoned turkeys are anything but that at Disneyland.
    Farm Sanctuary, a farm-animal-protection group, sent Monday a petition to the White House, asking President Barack Obama to send the National Thanksgiving Turkeys to a shelter instead of Disneyland.

    Following a presidential tradition since 1947, Obama will be presented Wednesday with turkeys to pardon so they won’t become Thanksgiving dinner. And since 2005, the pardoned turkeys have lived out their days at Disney parks — all but one year at Disneyland. One year, the turkeys went to Walt Disney World in Florida. They are called the “Happiest Turkeys on Earth.”
    But Farm Sanctuary believes the turkeys would have better lives at a shelter that the group runs.


    Yes, because they will be SO mistreated at Disneyland. The fact that past pardoned Turkey's have lived long lives at Disneyland should be enough.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    I love the DL pardoned turkeys. They get wonderful care at DL by the animal keepers.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    But what you guy don't know is, as soon as the holiday season is over, the turkeys end-up at the Turkey Leg stands.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    I was kind of wondering why the turkey pen is vacant by the following Thanksgiving... Do they die of natural causes within a year of being pardoned? So I took a look at the link:

    Normally, turkeys raised for eating only live about 18 weeks. At Disneyland, most pardoned turkeys have lived for more than a year, said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland spokeswoman. One of last year’s turkeys — Pecan — continues to reside at Disneyland, where visitors can see the turkey at Big Thunder Ranch.

    But Winders said the sanctuary’s turkeys often live four to five years. One is more than 10 years old. The group has raised about 1,000 rescued turkeys in about 23 years.

    “The main reason we don’t think it’s a good place is the track record,” Winders said.

    Disney officials maintain that they take good care of the turkeys.
    Anyways, the turkey is lucky it wasn't eaten this Thanksgiving, so I am not going to give Disney a hard time.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    I may protset too. The fact that 2 perfectly good turkeys are going uneaten offends me.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    I was kind of wondering why the turkey pen is vacant by the following Thanksgiving... Do they die of natural causes within a year of being pardoned? So I took a look at the link:



    Anyways, the turkey is lucky it wasn't eaten this Thanksgiving, so I am not going to give Disney a hard time.
    Hell! The turkey is lucky that it gets to live at Disneyland! Who cares about them not being eaten! the get to live at freggin Disneyland! .

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    I wish I could live my remaining days at Disneyland, thats one lucky bird if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    I may protset too. The fact that 2 perfectly good turkeys are going uneaten offends me.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    I think the group is upset becuase they aren't getting a free Turkey dinner.
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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    One Year of living at Disneyland > Four to Five years living on a Turkey Farm with a bunch of tree-huggers.


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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    How about this. We get that turkey. Chop it's head off and serve it with mashed potatoes, yams and punkin pie!


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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    One Year of living at Disneyland > Four to Five years living on a Turkey Farm with a bunch of tree-huggers.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    Don't these people have anything better to do? Like maybe protect a turkey that's actually gonna get straight-up slaughtered for a meal? They should just go to the Butterball headquarters & save two OTHER turkeys.
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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by eyes_of_mara View Post
    Don't these people have anything better to do?
    Yes, they do. Like complain about turkey bowling.

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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    I love when they serve them up in early January with that special cranberry sauce. Those pardoned turkeys always taste the best! Hmmm hmm hmm!


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    Re: Group Protests pardoned Turkey's going to Disneyland

    So, the whole real reason for this is they're upset that Disneyland gets the publicity for the stunt (which is all it really is. Seriously, pardoned turkeys?) instead of their shelter.

    Next year, it will be a dog shelter who can claim "not once in the history of our shelter has a turkey died here." And yeah, they're right too. Since they never had a live turkey there in the first place.

    Frankly, the turkeys at Disneyland are well taken care of, even if they're not always on display. They have, what, two turkeys to lavish attention on? Even if the lifespan is shorter, it's a higher quality of life than being, once again, one of who knows how many this shelter has.

    There, they're just one of the group.
    At Disneyland, they're prized and celebrities.

    Sure, you could argue that the birds don't really care about such things. Then again, you can also say they're most likely not lamenting the fact that their life is tragically cut short by being shipped to Disneyland instead of that wonderful Turkey Sanctuary...

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