Vote to Name Pardoned Turkey

Vote to Name Pardoned Turkey
By: Christy Hendricks

One turkey will be strutting a little taller next week, because it won't be on a dinner table. 

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt will celebrate Thanksgiving by pardoning a Missouri turkey next week.

Missourians are encouraged to vote on a name for the turkey.  The final name choices include Tasty Tom, Lucky Feathers, and Gobbles.  Click here to vote on a name for this year's pardoned turkey.

The pardoning of the turkey symbolizes all Missourians have to be thankful for, like the state's animal agriculture industry. 

This year's pardoned turkey was raised in California, Missouri and will spend the rest of its feathered days on an interactive working farm open to the public, located near Weston, Missouri.