10 Ugly Turkeys to Relieve Your Thanksgiving Guilt

Annie Colbert
November 21, 2012
10 Ugly Turkeys to Relieve Your Thanksgiving Guilt
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Thanksgiving is a time for family, loosening the old belt and feeling guilty about all the innocent turkeys that had to meet -- err, meat? -- their demise so you could stuff your belly. Sure, Cobbler and Gobbler got the presidential pardon, but millions of other birds didn't make the White House cut.

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Fear not, face stuffers, because we're here to relieve a tiny bit of guilt. Well, at least lift the guilt from people who think only cute animals like pandas and puppies deserve saving from the dinner plate. Take a flip through the gallery above for 10 ugly turkeys that might have you screaming "Eeks! Egads! What are those hideous creatures?!" You might think condemning animals based on their lack of attractiveness is harsh, but scientists say it happens.

Before you feel all great about yourself and your gravy-smothered Thanksgiving feast, we'll hit you with seven adorable turkeys (see gallery below) to bring all that guilt back around.

Happy Thanksgiving! Unless you're a turkey, in which case, good luck!

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This story originally published on Mashable here.