A turkey named Martha

Thanks to Stuart David and his letter to the editor [“Adopt a Turkey This Thanksgiving,” Nov. 13 Xpress], our family was able to have a turkey for Thanksgiving for the first time. Her name is Martha. She is described by the Farm Sanctuary as regal and affectionate. Her favorite foods are apple and corn on the cob. She was rescued from a live market before Thanksgiving 2012.

Our whole family is so happy and excited about how our $30 contribution to the Farm Sanctuary helps Martha live. In my excitement, I told my brother about our turkey, Martha. He asked, “How do you know she doesn’t taste good?” My reply was, “I don’t know, and I don’t know if you taste good either.”

Another response I thought of later is the fact that many plant-based foods such as apples, strawberries, etc. taste good naturally. People who eat animals always seem to add plants (herbs) to season their food so it can taste OK.

There is plenty to eat without eating our friends. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without a turkey — as a guest of honor. If you would like to adopt a turkey like Martha, go to adoptaturkey.org or call 1-888-SPONSOR.

P.S. I also want to thank Stuart David. Nobody should eat the animals because it’s not good for your body. We adopt our nice turkey Martha. She is loving and sweet and beautiful.
– Ife La Fey Daniels (6 years old)

P.P.S. Thanks for doing the Lord’s work, Stuart.
— Jonathan Daniels

— Lola La Fey
Asheville

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