By: Jonathan Lehman/Meredith Ganzman
This is the other kind of turkey sandwich.
Mayflower the turkey was rescued from an auction as a baby, and instead of going to the slaughter, went to roost with chickens Lucy and Ethel.
Now, the precious trio is inseparable. They do everything together: napping, exploring the pastures around their home and eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Mayflower was smaller than his companions when he arrived, and has since grown to be more than twice the size of the ladies.
PETA is using Mayflower’s story -- even his name evokes the traditional Thanksgiving feast -- to encourage people to eat vegan this holiday season.
"Mayflower was saved before he could end up as a Thanksgiving table centerpiece, and he inspires us to work hard to spare other lovable birds just like him who are waiting for their lucky break this year," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said.