The Humane Society of the United States


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Wild turkeys and farm-raised turkeys have very different lives. Wild turkeys can live up to 12 years, weigh about 18 pounds, and spend their days foraging for food. By contrast, a male turkey on a factory farm lives about 136 days, weighs 35 pounds and is anything but a free bird.

Turkeys dig family and stick together. Wild turkeys forage in groups and roost in trees together. Turkey mothers diligently teach their young survival skills, and turkey brothers stay together for life.

Unfortunately, life is quite different for turkeys raised on food for factory farms, where these birds' natural instincts are routinely frustrated.

The Turkeys Will Thank You

Dig into this turkey-free dish for a meal that's high in flavor and rich in compassion.

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