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06

Dec

Flock of feral turkeys terrorizes Staten Island homeownersThey’re loud, they’re destructive and they have absolutely no qualms about defecating or having sex on your front lawn at 6 am. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the feral turkeys of Staten Island.

Flock of feral turkeys terrorizes Staten Island homeowners
They’re loud, they’re destructive and they have absolutely no qualms about defecating or having sex on your front lawn at 6 am. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the feral turkeys of Staten Island.

21

Nov

Politicians and poultry share a long, bizarre history. Check it out.

Politicians and poultry share a long, bizarre history. Check it out.

16

Nov

Undercover video depicts abuse at Butterball turkey farmsThe animal-rights group Mercy for Animals has documented mistreatment and illnesses at four North Carolina turkey facilities.

Undercover video depicts abuse at Butterball turkey farms
The animal-rights group Mercy for Animals has documented mistreatment and illnesses at four North Carolina turkey facilities.

10 turkey facts you might not have knownJust why do they have that red thing on their beaks, anyway?

10 turkey facts you might not have known
Just why do they have that red thing on their beaks, anyway?

24

Oct

Shannon Elizabeth urges turkey adoptionThe ‘American Pie’ actress wants people to oppose animal cruelty and support Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt A Turkey Project.

Shannon Elizabeth urges turkey adoption
The ‘American Pie’ actress wants people to oppose animal cruelty and support Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt A Turkey Project.

16

Feb

Butterball workers charged with animal cruelty, vet tipped them offDr. Sarah Mason told a Butterball staff veterinarian that an animal protection group had an undercover video depicting the abuse of turkeys. The investigation began after the nonprofit Mercy For Animals provided law enforcement with secretly recorded video footage that showed live turkeys being kicked, thrown, dragged by the neck and wings and hit with some sort of stick or bar.

Butterball workers charged with animal cruelty, vet tipped them off
Dr. Sarah Mason told a Butterball staff veterinarian that an animal protection group had an undercover video depicting the abuse of turkeys. The investigation began after the nonprofit Mercy For Animals provided law enforcement with secretly recorded video footage that showed live turkeys being kicked, thrown, dragged by the neck and wings and hit with some sort of stick or bar.

24

Nov

Infographic: The anatomy of a genetically modified turkeyConsumer demand has led to significant changes in how turkeys are created and raised, with the majority of fowl being genetically modified to produce more mass, more quickly.

Infographic: The anatomy of a genetically modified turkey
Consumer demand has led to significant changes in how turkeys are created and raised, with the majority of fowl being genetically modified to produce more mass, more quickly.

24

Nov

Thank vegans it's Thanksgiving!

A growing number of turkeys are living out their days at animal sanctuaries after being rescued from slaughterhouses and cages around the United States.