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Barack Obama

Turkey Pardoned by Prez

Has Been KILLED!!!

11/22/2012 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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It's a Thanksgiving conspiracy -- one of the turkeys pardoned by President Barack Obama last year was euthanized this week ... just days before Turkey Day ... and so far, no one's saying why.

A rep for the Mt. Vernon Estate -- where the pardoned turkeys are SUPPOSED to live out the remainder of their days in pastured leisure -- said the turkey (named Peace) was euthanized Monday following an illness over the weekend.

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But the rep didn't know what kind of illness it was, how it was subsequently killed, or what the plans were for the turkey's delicious remains.

The rep says the decision to exterminate the fowl was made by a local veterinarian.

Coincidentally, the Mt. Vernon Estate DOES serve turkey on Thanksgiving.

We're just sayin'.

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31.

Jim    

and this is breaking news why?

514 days ago
32.

Liz    

Animals are given sodium thiopental when they are euthanized, and are not safe for human consumption. His remains were most likely cremated. And those of you making petty and childish comments, grow up. It's people like you who keep this country divided and in the trouble it is in.

514 days ago
33.

USA#1    

Of course he had it killed. It is white. If it was black he would have given it free health care and a welfare check.

514 days ago
34.

Diane     

Yup, he was sick (and delicious!)

514 days ago
35.

Realist    

Wait. You mean to tell me Obama made a promise, and it didn't end up happening. Where is my Willy Wonka meme pic?

514 days ago
36.

marilyn    

Where is Nina

514 days ago
37.

Kim    

Obama care at its finest. R.I.P. Peace. Is this a left wing or right wing story. :)

514 days ago
38.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

Why are you not POSTING a couple of my last posts TMZ??? Are you guys not accepting conflicting opinions from the middle of the road now--- Have you and Huffington gone so far left that you reject posts than you think are right??? You have ceased to be HONEST in many ways!!!!

514 days ago
39.

Emilio    

I'm sure he'll blame it on the Republicans...

514 days ago
40.

blueways    

So.the bird was euthanized because he was sick and you finish the next sentence with the what they were gonna do with the delicious meat??? Yuck!

514 days ago
41.

kacky    

Come out of your fairytale castle and understand what happens to these animals. these Turkeys are bred to be slaughtered at the age of 20 weeks. They rarely survive more than a year even after being "pardoned". They are incredibly susceptible to disease because all resistance has been bred out of them. They're fed an unhealthy diet to get them as fat as possible before the slaughter. They're pumped full of hormones and antibiotics that ruin your and your childrens' health. The turkey probably caught something and had to be euthanized. That whole industry is disgusting and you support it by buying those birds. Buy only humanely-raised, drug-free heritage birds from local farmers.

514 days ago
42.

TippyToeLA    

Oh my gosh! The poor turkey was sick, therefore, it was euthenized to save it from a slow, painful death. It wasn't kept as a "pet," but spared to live @ the beautiful land at Mount Vernon, as opposed to being killed and consumed. What is the problem? It has nothing to do with the president! Poor losers, get over it. A turkey being euthenized is a reflection of obama? Sheesh!

514 days ago
43.

TippyToeLA    

D'oh. I meant "euthanized" with an "a." : )

514 days ago
44.

Little_Leota    

Didn't they use "Obamacare?"

513 days ago
45.

Mesadabree    

Gobble till you wobble. Nomnomnom Turkey!!! I love Obama. Better than the alternative that's for dang sure. We Survived 8 years of Bush I think you can handle 8 years of Obama.

513 days ago
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