Eating a Turkey at Thanksgiving - The Truth Behind Turkey Dinner
Eating a turkey at Thanksgiving dinner is an inherent part of the American tradition, but what reality hides behind this custom?
Thanksgiving is a holiday where people are encouraged to be thankful for the blessings in their lives. It's a time to celebrate life, family and well being.
Sadly, this holiday is also associated with eating turkey corpses. Over 45 million turkeys are slaughtered in the United States alone, just for Thanksgiving.
What is being done to turkeys on farms and slaughterhouses is the opposite of fairness, kindness and respect. When we take an honest look at what is being done to these animals, it's clear that turkey slaughter should not be included in celebrations.
This recent investigation by Mercy For Animals at a LILYDALE turkey slaughterhouse, reveals sickening cruelty towards turkey birds. Apart from cutting their throats, the undercover video also shows turkeys violently shackled, painfully shocked and scalded alive.
Choosing not to eat a turkey on Thanksgiving
Not many people know that turkeys are very gentle and kind animals. They have high levels of empathy for others, and are known to be emotionally sensitive. Let's show turkeys the compassion they deserve.
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