Any animal that has gone through trauma, has it's hormones all in an uproar, and does not taste so good.
They have been force fed, so that they have an enormous amount of fat to make them weigh heavy.
Buy one that has been raised like they should be, in a pasture with real food, not Genetically Modified grain.
It will taste so much better, and they have 25% less fat.
You may have someone locally, or here are a few more sites:
and many more if you search online.
"Dark, filthy warehouses that reek of excrement. Masses of animals in distress. Mutilated beaks and toes. Sick, injured birds left to suffer and die without anyone to help them.
These are not the kinds of images we tend to think about at Thanksgiving, yet they are indicative of the reality faced by more than 46 million turkeys raised every year in the U.S. for this holiday alone.
Selectively bred by the industry to grow extremely large and fast, and fed high-calorie diets designed for rapid weight gain, today’s commercially-raised turkeys become so top heavy that their legs can barely hold them. The birds have been so profoundly altered that they also cannot breed naturally, and so the industry relies on artificial insemination as the sole means of reproduction.
Commercially-raised turkeys are packed by the thousands in factory farms, where each is allotted just three square feet of space. The crowded, stressed birds are unable to engage in natural behaviors and resort to pecking and fighting. To minimize resulting harm, the industry painfully removes portions of the birds’ beaks and toes, leaving them disfigured for life.
And as if this were not bad enough, the deplorable conditions these birds are raised in, paired with their unnatural genetic makeup, lead to illness and injury, and many birds on factory farms are left to languish without care and die.
Those who do survive are shipped to slaughterhouses where, exempt from animal protection laws, they meet an equally brutal end. For turkeys, this is the sad truth behind Thanksgiving."
Have a safe day.