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6 Things You Should Really Know About Your Turkey

November 26, 2014 in Blogs

By Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones

Some food for thought as we stuff ourselves around the dinner table this Thanksgiving.

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The short, filling life of a factory-farmed turkey.

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Most turkey feathers and skin end up…

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Average weight of turkyes 1965-2012

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Turkeys: typical lifetime consumption.

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This Thanksgiving, American will eat an estimated 46 million turkeys.

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