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Viral video shows live turkey watching one being cooked for Thanksgiving – sparks major debate

A viral video that shows a live turkey watching one being cooked for Thanksgiving has sparked a major debate between viewers – with some calling it ‘pure evil.’

The clip, which was shared on TikTok by a user that goes by @our10acres, has gained more than 40 million views since it was posted on Thursday, November 25.

In it, a live turkey could be seen eyeing one that was being baked in the oven, before turning and looking towards the camera.

‘Whatcha doing bub?’ the woman, who was filming the bird, could be heard saying. ‘It’s OK, you don’t know him.’ 

  

A viral video that showed a live turkey watching one being cooked for Thanksgiving has sparked a major debate between viewers – with some calling it ‘pure evil’

The clip, which was posted to TikTok by a user that goes by @our10acres, has gained more than 40 million views since it was posted on Thursday, November 25

The clip, which was posted to TikTok by a user that goes by @our10acres, has gained more than 40 million views since it was posted on Thursday, November 25

In it, a live turkey could be seen eyeing one that was being baked in the oven, before turning and looking towards the camera

'Whatcha doing bub?' the woman, who was filming the bird, could be heard saying. 'It's OK, you don't know him'

In it, a live turkey could be seen eyeing one that was being baked in the oven, while a woman could be heard saying, ‘It’s OK, you don’t know him’

Many people flooded the comment section with their thoughts, and while some claimed the animal didn’t know that the food that was cooking was one of his own species, others said it was ‘pure evil’ to let him see that.

‘That’s messed up,’ one person wrote, with another adding, ‘THE HORROR.’

‘You just gonna cook his homie in front of him?’ a third TikTok user asked. A fourth wrote, ‘This is a special kind of twisted… Oh look, I’m just cooking up one of your friends, here have a look! What the hell?’

‘Imagine cooking a human in front of a human and [saying], “It’s OK, you don’t know him,”‘ someone else said.

‘Something about this feels criminal,’ one TikTok user commented. 

Others said it was ‘seriously demented.’ Another asked, ‘Does the turkey even understand that that’s a turkey in the oven though?’ 

After receiving a lot of backlash for the post, the creator explained in the comment section that the bird, who is named Big Red, was not traumatized – but instead, he was mad he couldn’t eat the cooked turkey.

‘Just adding, Big Red was NOT traumatized. He was mad I wouldn’t let him eat it,’ she wrote.

‘Chickens and other birds will eat themselves and each other if you let them,’ one viewer responded. 

The video sparked a major debate between viewers, and while some claimed the animal didn't know that the food that was cooking was one of his own species, others said it was 'pure evil'

The video sparked a major debate between viewers, and while some claimed the animal didn’t know that the food that was cooking was one of his own species, others said it was ‘pure evil’

After receiving a lot of backlash for the post, the creator explained that the bird, who is named Big Red, was not traumatized - but instead, he was mad he couldn't eat the cooked turkey

After receiving a lot of backlash for the post, the creator explained that the bird, who is named Big Red, was not traumatized – but instead, he was mad he couldn’t eat the cooked turkey

‘The ones upset are the same ones who are going to be eating turkey today,’ one other message read. 

While some people fought over whether or not the turkey understood what was happening, others used the opportunity to make jokes about the situation.

‘Is that you Jerry?’ one person wrote, alongside some laughing emojis.

‘Wait a minute. Is that my cousin?’ another joked. 

According to reports, turkeys will eat other turkeys in their flock if they are underfed, or in an attempt to show dominance. 

‘Birds will show cannibalistic behavior when they are crowded or feed-restricted,’ The Poultry Site reported.

‘Flock behavior and inter-bird dynamics often include aggression of birds toward each other, which can ultimately result in injury.’

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