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Nearly all consumed turkeys are the result of artificial insemination!


Nearly all consumed turkeys are the result of artificial insemination because selective breeding has made turkeys' breasts so big they get in the way of sex.

Americans particularly love to eat turkey breast meat (a great delivery platform for gravy!), turkeys have been selectively bred over the years to have bigger and bigger breasts.

So big, in fact, that when it comes time for a male turkey to naturally reproduce with a female, his massive breast prevents him from getting close enough to complete the act.

Turkeys are hardly the only animals that are sex-starved before being trotted off to slaugher. At least all that artificial insemination creates jobs (for humans), as it’s a surprisingly labor-intensive enterprise.

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