Actually, they're turkeys who didn't make the cut, so to speak...
A Presidential pardon from the man who made Thanksgiving a national holiday has spared this turkey, which can now be purchased at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Store.
The soft, plush turkey, about the size of a softball, comes complete with a reproduction note from President Abraham Lincoln, who in 1863 proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving holiday. The note in Lincoln's handwriting reads:
"This turkey is pardoned by order of the President. A. Lincoln."
Lincoln is known to have pardoned a White House turkey with a note at the request of his son Tad, but that original note no longer exists.
The pardoned turkey may be purchased for $9.99 in the ALPL Museum Store, or on-line. On-line orders will also be charged shipping and handling.
The Museum Store will donate a portion of any "leftover" turkeys to the Toys for Tots holiday gift campaign after Thanksgiving.