unite! Itís time to panic! They are killing us by the millions. We
must run while there is still time! Look around you - do you see any
turkeys that you knew a year ago?
They are breeding us to increase the size of our plump
white breasts and meaty legs! Did you think that your fine physique
was merely a gift of nature? Donít you know that they are breeding
us for increased white meat? Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
Millions will die!
Run! Escape while there is still time! We can no
longer fly like our wild forefathers could; therefore we must run, no
matter how hard it seems. Three hundred million of us will be consumed
in a year! We can stop this slaughter of the innocent if we act now.
They have taken away our hormone and steroid
injections to keep us weak. They are artificially inseminating our
females because we have grown too fat and tired to do the job
ourselves. Our hens are being turned into egg machines. When they lay
88-93 eggs and are totally exhausted, they are sent to market.
Do you think you are free just because you are allowed
to run loose in a poultry barn? Are you happy merely because you are
not kept in a cage? Wake up, turkeys! They want you to be happy Ė
happy and fat!
Donít touch that corn and soy meal! They are not
being kind to you. They are fattening you up for the kill. You have
been bred selectively to have white feathers so your skin will not
have spots. Forty-five million of us will end up on the dining room
table. Our hens are even more likely to be sent to the ovens than male
Does that mean male turkeys are safe? Hardly! Tom
turkeys will most likely end up as processed lunchmeat, turkey ham,
turkey burgers, or even as pet food. You will be consumed not only
during holidays, but all year long. They like you because your meat is
low fat and mild tasting. Donít you deserve better than this?
So, you think you can flee to another place, another
country where Thanksgiving is not celebrated? Wrong! Other countries
eat our kind too. Israel consumes more turkey than the United States.
France and England also have a hunger for fowl. Actually, no place in
the world is completely safe!
We must flee! It is time for panic! We must act while
there is time. Escape any way you can. They will not expect you to be
hostile. Use the element of surprise. Remember that you have beaks and
claws, even if they have been trimmed. Do not be fooled and think that
you are safe because you have food, fresh water, and a roof over your
Turkeys are true American birds. In the tradition of
America, show them how we can fight against injustice. We must let
them know that turkeys should have rights! We must become activists in
our own defense. Feathers may fly, but we cannot be deterred until
justice is served (instead of us)! We must flock together for the sake
of our unborn poults, still in the incubator.
No bird is safe, especially at this time of the year!
Rally together now. Let Ďem eat cranberries! Let Ďem eat sweet
potatoes! Let Ďem eat anything but us!
This year let the turkeys have something to be