The holidays are a tough time for turkeys. Around 30% of the turkey eaten in the US happens around Thanksgiving and Christmas. But there are better ways to eat turkey for your holiday dinner... more responsible and caring ways.
Obviously we know that Turkeys cannot fly, which can lead to disaster...
Dropping turkeys from a helicopter is probably not on your agenda for the holidays. Eating turkey probably is, and if you are going to do that please think of the source of your turkey. There are many benefits of eating organic turkey. They taste better than the genetically modified turkeys you are likely to find at most big supermarkets, but more importantly they are much better for you.
But forget about us humans... what about the turkeys? Factory farms are horrible for animals. It's inhumane and disgusting. But one thing you can do is look for pasture raised turkeys. Not just organic, because that designation means only reaching certain minimum requirements. Do your research and ask your grocer. Even better is to find local farms and buy the turkey directly from them. You'll be supporting small business and supporting farmers that raise their turkeys in a humane way. It's a win/win.
One last thing you can do is make a donation that supports the effort to end farm animal abuse. Or even adopt a turkey. It won't help the turkeys slaughtered for past holiday meals, but it can help for next fall and beyond.