Did you know that turkeys spend their days caring for their babies? They also enjoy building nests, searching for food, taking dust baths, and roosting high up in trees. Just like us, each turkey has a special personality and particular things they enjoy!
However, most turkeys don’t get to do the things they enjoy because they’re forced to live in crowded sheds along with many other turkeys. There, they don’t get the chance to go outside and feel the soft grass beneath their feet or the sunshine on their faces. Wild turkeys can live for up to 10 years, but turkeys who are raised for food are killed when they’re only 5 or 6 months old. 🙁
It’s important for us to learn about turkeys and share what we learn with our friends and family. That’s why this Thanksgiving, it would be fun to gather your loved ones around you and read some of these super-awesome books to them. Everyone will learn more about turkeys, but they’ll also realize that turkeys don’t want to be killed for food. They want to be free and do the things they enjoy!
Remember: The best way to help turkeys is by leaving them off your plate and sharing these turkey-friendly books with your friends and family!