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Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving
Obama's pardoned turkeys aren't the only ones deserving of a more humane Thanksgiving

Once again, President Obama has pardoned two turkeys using  “executive action” (ha-ha) on Thanksgiving eve, ensuring that neither will be the centerpiece on anyone’s holiday table.   The White House asked Twitter followers to vote on which of the turkeys with incredibly cute names  (Mac and Cheese) should get the title of officially pardoned bird.  (“Are you on #TeamMac or #TeamCheese?”)  Cheese won. But both of the birds, nearly 5 months old, will spend the remainder of their lives on the grounds of a Virginia estate.  Their time on that farm is probably short because most of their pardoned predecessors in  recent years...

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