President Obama 'pardoned' two Broad-Breasted White turkeys, a presidential tradition honoring Thanksgiving, http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/pardon_leaves_dc_more_fowl_AWv7BNSnnEO7MTHYyFwmTP. Other turkeys were pardoned as political fun, such as this one in North Dakota, http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=44702. I hope some day that the turkey industry will not have so much influence on Washingotn, DC politics and the president will be able to pardon a traditional breed bird.
Bill Morem, columnist for the local newspaper in San Luis Obispo, The Tribune, dispelled some commonly held myths about turkeys in his column, http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2010/11/24/1382889/who-you-callin-turkey-turkey.html. Thanks, Bill! Turkeys are indeed noble and delightful birds.