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Tom Turkey, You've Just Been Pardoned. What's Next?

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Tom Turkey, You've Just Been Pardoned. What's Next?

Tom Turkey, You've Just Been Pardoned. What's Next?

Tom Turkey, You've Just Been Pardoned. What's Next?

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Even the annual Thanksgiving presidential pardon for the National Turkey has been caught up in controversy. The animal rights group PETA mounted a letter-writing campaign to stop the White House from sending the newly pardoned birds to a special farm where it says one bird 'keeled' over dead the very next day. So this year, the turkey and a spare will go from the Rose Garden ceremony to live at Disneyland in Anaheim, plus be honorary grand marshals at the annual Thanksgiving Parade.