Lennon and Marley Friday, May 30, 2014 In May 2014 Lennon and Marley came to us after they were rescued from a factory farm. Known as “poults,” young turkeys are bred in mass for the meat industry after they are born, hatched and shipped from industrial hatcheries. Their clipped beaks, all white feathers and rapid growth indicate that they are commercially bred turkeys so they require portioned food and lots of exercise. Right now, with the energy these 2 cuties have, we doubt exercise will be a problem! And they’re both incredibly curious and friendly, eager to explore and jump up on your lap! They’re precious peep chirps make our hearts go all a flutter. Thankfully now they will never end up on someone’s plate. At factory farms commercial turkeys endure confinement, crowding, disease, neglect, abuse, and a short life of intense suffering that ends in their brutal slaughter. Between 250 and 300 million turkeys are raised for slaughter every year in the U.S. – more than 46 million are slaughtered for Thanksgiving alone. We can stop this abuse by leaving turkeys and all other animals and animal products off our plates by choosing vegan.