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Why is turkey the main dish on Thanksgiving?

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I thought it was a kind of thanks to the native Americans for wiping them out and stealing their land and to Africans for stealing their labour. You wipe out thousands of birds in gratitude.

Not just for eating.

Griping about past injustices as you enjoy and type on the fruits of progress of those injustices. A Turkey one does make.

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All you people have Happy Thanksgiving as you celebrate the bountiful with your family

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Back in the UK we have the Harvest festival which predates the formation of the US.

Similar events happen elsewhere around the World too...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_festival

So, I don't think the N. American's can lay claim to the concept... far from it.

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The ultimate turkey is a Turkey,with a duck and chicken stuff in it Google Turducken

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It's supposed to be New World food only.

Turkey, Potatoes and Cranberries.

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Turkey's are not happy, been crying in their gravy for centuries

Turkeys are intelligent and sensitive animals that are highly social. directly related to dinosaurs like the velociraptor.

A UN Special Rapporteur on Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) rights is only a matter of time.

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Turkeys are mean't to be eaten, that's why they say, "gobble - gobble - gobble."

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I thought it was a kind of thanks to the native Americans for wiping them out and stealing their land and to Africans for stealing their labour. You wipe out thousands of birds in gratitude.

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