Hollywood Draws Attention to Turkey Slaughter in 'Free Birds'

free-birds-poster.jpgA new animated motion picture slated for release on November 1 has piqued the interest of many farmed animal activists.

Featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, and outspoken vegan Woody Harrelson, "Free Birds" tells the story of two turkeys who travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving in hopes of putting an end to the tragic tradition of eating turkey.

While the film's trailer seems to suggest that this is a lighthearted comedy, it will undoubtedly raise awareness and hopefully bring attention to the 45 million turkeys who are needlessly and violently slaughtered each year in the U.S. for Thanksgiving dinner.


Mercy For Animals has conducted two undercover investigations into Butterball, the nation's number one turkey producer. The horrific animal abuse captured on MFA's hidden camera resulted in felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against five Butterball employees by state authorities.

Each of us has an opportunity to stand up to animal abuse every time we sit down to eat. For information on a transitioning to a cruelty-free, delicious vegan diet, visit ChooseVeg.com.