21Nov
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Turkey Cooked

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving later this week, many of us in the US will be eating turkey. The uncomfortable question that most do not know to ask (or even want to ask) is whether or not the turkey we eat was organically raised or factory “built” for increased profits and cheaper production costs.

Yes, even the gobbling representation of the early days of America has become big business. Nearly a quarter of a billion turkeys are produced every year. Compared to a few decades ago, they’re much bigger based upon modern techniques which grow them 121% bigger than they were in 1929. They also grow much faster than wild turkeys, causing joint, heart, and lung problems.

This infographic by Ethicalocean offers some interesting facts about factory farmed turkeys. Click to enlarge.

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