is a painting by artist and Canadian farmed animal cruelty investigator Twyla Francois, who writes: “Sophie and her sister Katie escaped during
loading for slaughter and hid in a ditch until we found them. They feared our hands for months. . . . Sadly, both Katie and Sophie died young from
congestive heart failure.” Today’s turkeys have been so genetically modified for abnormal growth rates and sizes that heart attacks, lameness
and other infirmities are commonplace in a bird who, in Nature, walks, runs, flies, even swims with pleasure and ease. Visit Twyla’s website, art
gallery and store at www.twylafrancois.com.