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Farm Sanctuary, an American animal welfare charity, has initiated a collection of signatures in support of a petition calling on US President Joe Biden to send turkeys pardoned by him this year ahead of Thanksgiving Day into her custody, TASS reported.

Anyone can sign the petition. Among those who have already done this are popular singer Billie Eilish, Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix, British comedian Ricky Gervais, actresses Rooney Mara and Mena Suvari.

As the organization notes, turkeys usually pardoned by the White House owner are sent to farms, petting zoos and universities with poultry science programs, where they are most likely not cared for as individuals with unique personal characteristics, emotions, needs and preferences.

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986. The organization aims to combat the abuse of animals raised on industrial farms. The organization calls for the abandonment of animal husbandry and the promotion of veganism.

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