Every year at Thanksgiving in the USA two turkeys are “pardoned”. For many years the turkeys were given to Kidwell Farm, a petting zoo at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia. In 2005 they were flown to Disneyland in California for the famous Thanksgiving Day parade. They will spend the rest of their lives at a Disneyland ranch.

(Disneyland somehow seems better than Frying Pan Park if for a turkey who has escaped being part of someone’s Thanksgiving feast.

In 2005, President Bush gave two turkeys named Marshmallow and Yam a last-minute reprieve. The two turkeys hail from Henning, Minnesota, For the third time, the American public was allowed to vote for the turkeys’ names on the White House web site. 2004’s turkeys were named Biscuit and Gravy, and in 2003, Stars and Stripes.)