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Thanksgiving is surely not the best time to be a turkey. According to Farm Sanctuary, more than 46 million turkeys are killed each year during the holiday. Fortunately, there are organizations working to rescue as many turkeys as possible – and remind us that the birds are just as worthy of human help as other farm animals.

Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has led the annual Adopt a Turkey Project – an initiative that has helped save more than 1,000 turkeys from death. Alongside saving the animals, the project also gives people a chance “to honor the spirit of the holiday by helping animals in need.”

In Watkins Glen, New York, a group of turkeys recently got to take part in their own Thanksgiving meal! The turkeys had the opportunity to enjoy a very festive feast in the safety of their sanctuary home – and the big event was live-streamed on the rescue’s Facebook page.

You can help the saved turkeys and the Adopt a Turkey Project by sponsoring one of the rescued turkeys that now live at Farm Sanctuary.

To learn more about Farm Sanctuary, click here.

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6 comments on “Watch These Rescued Turkeys Enjoy Their Very Own Thanksgiving Meal! (VIDEO)”

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Destiny Jacobo
10 Months Ago

Grace Padilla Leong

Ruth Eisenbud
11 Months Ago

There is nothing like a good photo op to create an illusion.... Farms Sanctuary supports humane meat as it coddles two turkeys and say little about the sluaghter of 45 million....

If we are ever to learn compassion, take a lessonn from Luvin Arms Sanctuary, founded and run by a Jain family... Unlike Farm Sanctuary, there are not willing to sacrifice some animal lives and us others as photo ops...

Walter is a turkey living at Jain run Luvin\' Arms Animal Sanctuary, founded by the Shah family, where:
""In addition to all that Shahs had ingrain commitment to non-violence and compassion for all beings as their guiding principle... Their faith and value system does not permit compassion for some at the cost of cruelty to others" Chitrabanuji, Jain religious leader

Here is how they describe Walter: it is full of appreciation for the value of his life:

Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary
3 hrs · Walter, our resident turkey - ever beautiful and full of grace.
This week, and every week, we celebrate you.

Nicole Takeguchi-Trevino
11 Months Ago

We just enjoyed Thanksgiving WITH the turkeys at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary and it was so beautiful! ❤️

11 Months Ago


Patty M
11 Months Ago

Another article claiming to have a video. All I see is a photo with no turkeys in it. These are disappointing when I\'m looking for a video to watch.

Maureen Cram
22 Nov 2017

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