Turkeys can fly and they sleep in trees! They can run up to 25 mph and fly as fast as 55 mph. Turkeys have been known to have around 20 vocalizations, from gobbling to purring, although females cannot gobble. These birds are known to be highly intelligent and social.
When I speak to wild animals, I ask to speak to a member from the collective (living in heaven) as well as a living individual. I do this because, many times, they each have very different messages. The collective representative was a beautiful large Tom. I was not prepared for his message. My husband and I began buying clean meat years ago, when we began to understand how the food industry was poisoning us with all the added growth hormones and drugs they were using to fatten up livestock. We also learned about how these drugs were affecting the livestock themselves, taking away their ability to think and just be who God had created them to be. I never dreamed I would have a turkey address this.
What a joy to speak with humans today. We appreciate how you tell people about us before connecting, Lacey. It is only through education that people can truly see animals as they are. Turkey is a proud bird. We are happy to be on this planet with you. We are very aware that Americans use us as their Thanksgiving offering each year. While that may be disconcerting to those who don't eat meat, we have been honored to be chosen. Our problem is how we are harvested and raised now. We understand that we are a part of your food chain. That is known before we choose to come back as Turkey. What we do not appreciate is when we are dishonored by those who raise us for slaughter. The use of hormones and drugs has done us no favors and robbed us of our true dignity.
Turkey has never had a problem being hunted. Again, that is honored as it is a part of our natural life. It is quite another to be fattened up artificially then not allowed any kind of life before being slaughtered. We are very grateful to the organic farmers out there that insist on treating us like the beings we are. We are aware that the food industry in America is not the same as it is all over the world yet there has been very little change for us in the last two decades. It has mainly gotten worse.
By educating the American public through this reading and through the efforts of so many who are crying out for humane treatment of all livestock that is being slaughtered, changes will come. We welcome these changes.
Again, we are aware of our choices when we choose this life. We are aware we are giving our lives for you and that it will be the exchange this time around. We just would like dignity in the process. This can be done. It was done for thousands of years and it will eventually come around again but it has greatly been at our expense. We would urge you, as a consumer, to shop humanely to encourage our rights.
I thanked Turkey and honored him for having given us this message. It is one we need to listen to. All animals are sentient beings. They deserve to be honored. That was a hard message to take. I know that I will be ever more grateful for those who give their lives for me when I sit and eat my dinner.
This next turkey is a wild turkey. It is currently living in New Mexico.
Hello! What a surprise to meet you today. I am currently living with a great flock. I am a hen. My flock is large with my family and many babies. We love living together. We hunt together, we play together and we sleep together. We are a great flock. I have not had young yet. I am what you would identify as an adolescent.
My family has roamed these hills for generations. Our main predator are the coyote and cougar. We are not bothered by them much as we are very fast and agile. There are times that man hunts us as well but, again, we are very fast. Turkey is much smarter than people can imagine. We have existed for so long because we adapt quickly.
We are very social, far more social than most realize. We have a huge language and use it all of the time.
We are famous for our feathers and for our big breasts. We realize we carry very good meat and wear beautiful coats.
We especially love when we are honored by man. There are many that love seeing us and wish us nothing but peace and prosperity. We know this because we feel this energy when we pass those people by. They enjoy watching us run and fly. They enjoy seeing how large our flocks get as we consistently add to them each season. It is our pleasure to coexist with man and with our predators. The greatest thing about living on our planet is that we can all share and for that we are grateful.
I thanked Turkey for coming today. I thanked her for reminding us of the good things, of when man gets it right, of when we honor each other.
This is an ongoing series on my blog. I speak with domesticated animals on a very regular basis. Each time I speak with a wild animal, I am humbled, truly humbled, by their dignity and grace. We are so blessed to share this planet with them. Please help me to help them to spread their messages. Please share this post!
Should you be interested, I have spoken with many wild animals and insects. A comprehensive index with links to individual blog posts is here.