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<div class="quote-block">Reports first came in of an arrow-totting turkey roaming the Davis region on Halloween, but it wasn't until late last week that agents from the Department of Fish and Game were able to track it down and capture it using a net-gun. From there, they transported the bird to the nearby UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, reports the Sacramento Bee:"]Reports first came in of an arrow-totting turkey roaming the Davis region on Halloween, but it wasn't until late last week that agents from the Department of Fish and Game were able to track it down and capture it using a net-gun. From there, they transported the bird to the nearby UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, reports the Sacramento Bee</div>
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A bit bittersweet. This lucky guy was spared death, though millions of his brethren are not so lucky. May he live long and happy.
 

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I'm glad they helped him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
And I think stories like this are great for raising people's consciousness, to use a little hippie terminology. Stories about animals being saved tend to tug at the heartstrings, and making a mental connection between the turkey eaten at Thanksgiving and the real living breathing bird might make some omni's think.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Puppet Master</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3042715"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/rescuers-save-turkey-shot-arrow.html" target="_blank">http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sc...hot-arrow.html</a><br><br>
A bit bittersweet. This lucky guy was spared death, though millions of his brethren are not so lucky. May he live long and happy.</div>
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Well, if you wanna get technical, the <b>billions</b> of turkeys that will be slaughtered are actually not much like this guy. It's striking how less than a century of selective breeding of the wild Turkey has turned them into white feathered, nearly blind, sterile abominations. We have lots of wild turkeys here in Tennessee and it makes me sad to see the stark contrast between these powerful, cunning, majestic birds and the factory farmed frankenturkies.
 
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