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BLOGGED: on the 46 Million Turkey Project

By Keri Cronin — August 23, 2013 blogging at

The number of turkeys who are raised each year for meat in North America is staggering. For Thanksgiving dinners alone, an estimated 46 million turkeys are slaughtered in the United States, with another three million killed as part of Canadian Thanksgiving traditions. Unlike Dark Wing and Plucky, the turkeys raised to be part of these holiday meals live in cramped and horrendous conditions. They are unnamed and hidden from view until after they are killed, their body parts plucked and packaged up for sale. Most people rarely give a thought to these birds, but Cheryl Miller, the founder of a unique new art project called 46millionturkeys, aims to change that.”  

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