Unlucky sibling of pardoned turkeys

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- With his two brothers ticketed for a presidential pardon at the White House, a third turkey must settle for a meeting with Minnesota's governor -- and a far gloomier fate.

A farmer accompanying the turkey during a ceremony Monday at the state Capitol even dubbed the bird "Delicious." That's because while his two siblings are heading to Washington to be spared, he'll soon be dinner for the less-fortunate.

Because the turkey was part of the flock considered candidates for a White House pardon, he got far more TLC than the average dining room-bound bird. Along with his more fortunate siblings, he lived in a separate barn and relaxed to an eclectic music mix including Vivaldi and John Mayer.

Minnesota has about 250 independent turkey farmers, more than any other state.


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