Turkeys Pardoned, Peta Unhappy, Democrats SuspiciousBush pardoned two turkeys today, and the turkeys will go to a farm. PETA's response:
That drew an objection from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which said the turkeys would live in more humane conditions at an animal sanctuary.Bush responded by saying: "Fine. Next year we'll shoot 'em and eat 'em." At least, that's how my mom would respond if she were President. In fact, she would never pardon any turkey during her years at the White House.
The turkeys Bush pardoned last year died within three months after their "pardons," a result of drugs that make them grow excessively, the group said.
Democrats responded to the pardon by questioning its timing:
"I question the timing of pardoning turkeys just before Thanksgiving. It's yet another example of Bush cronyism," said Al Sharpton, while holding up a large, roasted turkey drumstick.Filmaker Michael Moore is making a documentary about the event called Gobble 11/17.
The turkeys had this to say: "Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble. Gobble!"