President Obama Makes Final Turkey Pardon

For the last time in his eight years in office, President Obama will pardon two turkeys at the White House today: Tater and Tot. President George H.W. Bush was the first to officially pardon a turkey in 1989, and at least one turkey gifted to the White House by the National Turkey Federation has been spared each year since then. While the White House asked followers on Twitter to vote on whether they thought it would be Tater or Tot who would be pardoned in the ceremony, reports say that both birds will be safe. After the 4-month-old turkeys officially get their presidential reprieve, they’ll head to a new life at Virginia Tech’s Animal and Poultry Sciences Department. — Read it at the Miami Herald



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