True event this morning. Wild #turkeys chasing our #USPS mail carrier (undeterred by his use of a stick and mail bag to fend them off) from house to house. And then there was the group on our roof egging the attackers on. 🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃
Meet @PumpkinPieTheTurkey #superaffectionate#poult from @5RFarmOregon and check out her adorable #BabyPic 💥❤️💥
Turkeys are highly social, #affectionate and love to #play . If you toss an apple to a group of #turkeys , they will play with it like a football. They create long-lasting #socialbonds with each other and with humans. Turkeys love to be stroked, petted and #cuddled . They will remember your face and if they like you, they will come up to you to greet you. Turkeys also love music and will cluck along with the songs.
Turkeys can live up to ten years. That’s #tenyears of life filled with intelligent, social activities and being with family. Ten years of finding natural food, taking #dustbaths , cleaning themselves in the sun and sleeping in the trees. Sadly, turkeys raised for food don’t get this life. Instead they are confined to filthy, small spaces where they are forced to sit and stand crowded together in dusty, ammonia-filled cages and coops. Instead of grass and berries, they are forced to eat unhealthy garbage meant to do nothing more than fatten them up. Turkeys get so heavy they not only can’t fly, they can’t even mate naturally. They have to be artificially inseminated. Their skeletons cannot support their weight and the turkeys have trouble even standing. Turkeys are brutally #debeaked and cannot eat or preen properly. They develop many illnesses including respiratory disorders, foot ulcers, breast blisters and burned eyes. They are drugged with vaccines and #antibiotics so they survive until it’s time for their slaughter. These beautiful birds which could have lived up to ten years are killed when they are still babies at only a few months old. .
😢 Sad condition of these turkey’s en route to the processor (aka your dinner table) I can’t believe this is okay ... These animals although food should and could be treated more humanely. Personally I wouldn’t want to eat an animal that came from a farm that treated their livestock like this and allowed them to live and be transported in such filthy conditions ... 😡🤢😤 #turkeys#inhumane#notonmytable#skydancertransport#sad