What happens to a pardoned turkey?
Each year the US president pardons a turkey. The origins of this tradition are unclear, but presidents have been observing it since Harry Truman.
So what happens then to a pardoned turkey?
According to White House sources, the ‘acquitted’ turkeys win first class tickets to Disneyland…and that’s not a joke! Lucky birds!
Before boarding, they’ll have to show their boarding passes.
Unluckily, this means that they’re no longer visible to the public. However, the turkeys pardoned this year (Pumpkin and Pecan) will go to Disneyland in California, where you will be able to visit them at Big Thunder Mountain Ranch.
Photos: The Daily Telegraph