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Disneyland stops hosting pardoned Thanksgiving turkey, saying it doesn't fit with new promotion

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-piNO TURKEY FOR MICKEY: Disneyland will no longer host the Thanksgiving turkey pardoned by the U.S. president. According to Around Disney, the turkey typically serves as a grand marshal of the park's Thanksgiving parade. "This year, Disney officials decided that the turkeys don’t fit with the parks’ new promotional theme, called Let the Memories Begin, which is based on visitors’ memories, said Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman."

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So where is the turkey going to go? You reported half a story.

It's also worth noting that the reason a live turkey doesn't fit into the theme of "visitors’ memories" is because of people's perceptions that the meat they eat was born in neat plastic packages. People prefer to imagine that animals are created that way, rather than dealing honestly with the facts of cruelty, confinement and slaughter that puts every bite of meat on your plate.

Vegetarianism sure makes people cranky.

Meat eating sure makes people snarky.



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