Thanksgiving dinner means only one thing for millions of us: turkey. Of the 100 million turkeys on farms around the U.S., 46 million of them will be eaten on Thanksgiving Day.
When turkeys arrive at our supermarkets, plucked and cleaned, there’s nothing to alert most of us to the conditions endured by most of the birds that eventually land on our holiday tables.
The lives of industrially produced turkeys are short and miserable. And the environmental damage and human health consequences of supporting factory farm turkey producers are well-documented.
What’s the alternative? Organic, pasture-raised turkey from farmers who treat the birds humanely and are also good stewards of the land.