(US) PETA Decries Housing for Pardoned Turkeys
- February 5, 2003, 4:12 PM EST
WASHINGTON -- The annual presidential pardon for turkeys may spare
them from becoming Thanksgiving Day dinner, but it falls short of
keeping them warm and well-fed, an animal rights group says.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter Wednesday
to President Bush, saying the turkeys he pardoned the past two years
as a Thanksgiving tradition are living in "substandard conditions."
The group claimed the birds were shivering in a shed without enough
food and water at Frying Pan Park, a tourism farm in Herndon, Va.
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