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December 01, 2019 - New York Post

Turkeys pardoned by presidents still live short, sad lives: PETA

Turkeys pardoned by presidents still live short, sad lives: PETA
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They may have been pardoned — but activists are still crying fowl.

Bread and Butter, who were both spared by President Trump in the annual White House turkey pardoning Tuesday, will have short lives marked by ill-health and obesity, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says. “Turkeys which are bred and raised for the meat industry are genetically manipulated through specific breeding to grow so rapidly that they suffer from terrible health complications,” Ashley Byrne, of PETA, told The Post.

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