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Saving turkeys is Barbara's present to animal kingdom

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At a time when most of us are looking forward to the traditional Christmas feast of turkey and all the trimmings, animal lover Barbara Mladek is doing the exact opposite, trying to save the birds from the oven.

It might seem to be a crackers idea but 40 turkeys will be spared their Yuletide fate thanks to her intervention.

Barbara, a vegetarian, gets in a flap at the idea of animals being slaughtered and her sanctuary menagerie includes 150 hens, nine geese and 30 ducks. Saving them is her present to the animal kingdom and certainly she has found a novel way of inspiring others to think of our feathered friends as more than just food.

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