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Turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized
wptv ^ | 22 Nov 2012 | By: Mike M. Ahlers, CNN Senior Producer

Posted on 11/22/2012 3:16:59 PM PST by Capt. Canuck

Washington -- Peace, one of two turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year, was euthanized Monday, according to an official who insisted the timing of the death - days before the Thanksgiving holiday - was not suspicious.

Rebecca Aloisi, vice president for marketing at the Mount Vernon Estate, confirmed that Peace had been dead after a weekend "illness." But Aloise knew neither the nature of the illness, the manner of death, nor what had been done with the remains of the large, edible bird.

"I appreciate where you're going with this," Aloisi told CNN. "But I assure you that these birds are extremely well cared for." The decision to euthanize the bird was made by a veterinarian in consultation with Mount Vernon's livestock department, she said.

Peace had served as the understudy for Liberty, another turkey, at the 2011 pardoning ceremony by President Obama. Obama chose to pardon both birds to spare them from the fate of the plate.

But pressed on details about Peace's death, and what was done with the carcass, Aloisi deferred. "Honestly, I work in marketing," she said, defensively. "We have a 500-acre facility."

The facility - historic home of President George Washington - includes a landmark mansion, farm, wharf and the Mount Vernon Inn.

Asked if the inn serves turkey, Aloisi hedged. "That's a good question. I assume so," she said.

The inn, in fact, boasts of "costumed servers" who serve "delicious regional and colonial cuisine" including a "Roast Turkey Dinner" for $17.50, according to the inn's web site.

Aloisi said turkeys have short lifespans, especially those bred for eating. The timing of the death was "curious," Aloisi allowed, but not suspicious.

"I know that it was done in a humane manner but I don't know the mechanics," she said.

Mount Vernon anticipates receiving more turkeys following this year's pardoning ceremony. "We were very prepared to have all four birds live here," Aloisi said.

At the Nov. 23, 2011, pardoning, President Obama said Peace was "going to retire to a life of leisure at Mount Vernon - the same place where George Washington spent his golden years."

But now Peace is dead.

And two new birds pardoned by President Obama will be put on public display until early January, and will then be retired to live out the rest of their natural lives, spared the feast.

If that's what you choose to believe.


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamabreakspromises; obamaliedpeacedied; obamalies; photoops
Another broken promise.
1 posted on 11/22/2012 3:17:01 PM PST by Capt. Canuck
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To: Capt. Canuck

All we were saying, was give Peace a chance.
And you killed him Barry.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 3:21:56 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Capt. Canuck
Tell us on who's Thankgiving table he appeared. .
3 posted on 11/22/2012 3:22:11 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Capt. Canuck

I guess Barry Benghazi didn’t have his back after all.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 3:24:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: Capt. Canuck

The turkey that Obama pardoned this year was also blessed by Obama, It has become immortal and will never die.

Imagine: Blessed by the messiah.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 3:25:08 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Capt. Canuck

that was the first term...


6 posted on 11/22/2012 3:30:43 PM PST by bigbob
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To: SandRat
Tell us on who's Thanksgiving table he appeared. .
certainly; not @ the White Hut and besides I heard he prefers Dog...
and maybe a Lamb or a young Goat...

7 posted on 11/22/2012 3:32:22 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: Capt. Canuck

Holiday death panels?


8 posted on 11/22/2012 3:38:58 PM PST by Liberal Bob (looneyleft.com)
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To: Capt. Canuck

Waiting for Susan Rice to come out and blame the video


9 posted on 11/22/2012 3:40:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Capt. Canuck

First Peace....next Liberty!

10 posted on 11/22/2012 3:41:14 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority!)
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To: Capt. Canuck

No justice, No Peace.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 3:47:15 PM PST by alancarp (Democrats can't win on merits, so it's okay to cheat, steal, lie, break the law to "win" elections.)
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To: Capt. Canuck
Picture from the funeral:


12 posted on 11/22/2012 3:48:03 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: tumblindice

Why not the Seals in Benghazi???
Maybe an inconvenient truth.
We don’t leave anybody behind.
We do now, what happened to “Broken Arrow” like
Mel Gibson called in in We Were Soldiers?
I know, I’m just an uncool cynical crank.
Thanks “Barry whoever you are”.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 3:50:54 PM PST by deep trout
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To: Venturer

Turkey probably never recovered from the meeting.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 3:53:12 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Capt. Canuck

So, he murdered the turkey?!!!!


15 posted on 11/22/2012 3:54:01 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Capt. Canuck

Jive Turkey pardons live turkey.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 3:56:18 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Capt. Canuck

Peace has been sacrificed as a practice
“death panel” patient on the altar of ObamaCommieCare...


17 posted on 11/22/2012 3:57:07 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Capt. Canuck

Fort Marcy Park turkey?


18 posted on 11/22/2012 4:01:04 PM PST by GQuagmire
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To: Capt. Canuck

He came down with a bad case of terminal gravy.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 4:03:46 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Capt. Canuck
Mount Vernon anticipates receiving more turkeys following this year's pardoning ceremony. "We were very prepared to have all four birds live here," Aloisi said.

Ahem... so where are the ones Bush pardoned? Their lifespans aren't THAT short....unless the raccoons get them.

20 posted on 11/22/2012 4:06:06 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Capt. Canuck

The bus, Obama has been throwing people under, has now been used on a turkey.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 4:08:12 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Capt. Canuck

When will he pardon a single unborn human being that has been sentenced to death?


22 posted on 11/22/2012 4:16:56 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Capt. Canuck

Anything and everything sacred to Americans and Christians has been mocked and destroyed by that man.

I bet that family had the turkey killed for their dinner and laughed at how stupid Americans are.


23 posted on 11/22/2012 4:19:26 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Capt. Canuck

I’m the first one to post this quote!?

“But now Peace is dead. “


24 posted on 11/22/2012 4:20:34 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: Capt. Canuck

Barry better hope that the turkey he pardoned today doesn’t go on to rape somebody. PR nightmare.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 4:21:46 PM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: Capt. Canuck

Moochelle ate him. Barry and the kids got to watch and enjoy some nice salad.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 4:24:00 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: deep trout
Uh, whut?
27 posted on 11/22/2012 4:27:18 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Capt. Canuck

‘Turkey pardoned by Obama euthanized’

What is the big deal?! Obama and his administration was just giving America a Thanksgiving demonstration, using a Turkey, on how ObamaCare really works when your old and sick. Don’t you get it?! Now, how does it feel to know that one day you will have something in common with that Turkey??


28 posted on 11/22/2012 4:27:35 PM PST by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: Capt. Canuck
Turkeys are too stupid to be anything but food.

Humans anthropomorphizing turkeys are even more stupid than the turkeys.

Hence the former insult - "Turkey!"

29 posted on 11/22/2012 4:32:58 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Capt. Canuck

“Aloisi said turkeys have short lifespans, especially those bred for eating.”

Well duh..... LOL!


30 posted on 11/22/2012 5:00:36 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Capt. Canuck

Umm... why the heck is this “news”? The bird got sick and was euthanized. BFD.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 5:08:01 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Capt. Canuck

On “Alaska The Last Frontier” this week, one of the Kilchers explained that each year they buy two live turkeys to feed and plump up.

They name them the same thing each year...Thanksgiving and Christmas...


32 posted on 11/22/2012 5:29:49 PM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head today.)
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To: Capt. Canuck

Died of cornbread stuffing poisoning.


33 posted on 11/22/2012 5:47:07 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Capt. Canuck

A weekend illness just days before Thanksgiving. Either it was an old turkey and the Obama death panels decided two days of illness was too long or he ended up on a dinner plate. Either way, the timing is another of hussein’s little coincidences.


34 posted on 11/22/2012 6:02:26 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Capt. Canuck; All
The turkey was 'shovel-ready'.


35 posted on 11/22/2012 6:38:49 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Capt. Canuck
Turkey
36 posted on 11/22/2012 6:54:36 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Capt. Canuck

He pardoned 2 turkeys: Joe Biden and Harry Reid!


37 posted on 11/22/2012 7:11:00 PM PST by Coleus
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To: Capt. Canuck

Take the pain pill instead of having the surgery.


38 posted on 11/22/2012 7:19:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Capt. Canuck; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition

Obama lied, Peace died.


39 posted on 11/22/2012 7:20:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: F15Eagle

I don’t know if turkeys have a gag reflex, but seeing Obama made mine kick in.


40 posted on 11/22/2012 7:26:49 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
"Anything and everything sacred to Americans and Christians has been mocked and destroyed by that man."

The things this Christian holds sacred can't be destroyed by any man. Mocked, yes. Destroyed. Not a chance.

41 posted on 11/22/2012 7:33:07 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Capt. Canuck
"Turkey pardoned by President Obama last Thanksgiving, euthanized"

Peace got obamacare a little earlier than the rest of us.


42 posted on 11/22/2012 9:23:16 PM PST by clearcarbon
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