Seattle Mayor Ed Murray decided to pardon two packages of Tofurky for Thanksgiving because SEATTLE. Turkeys everywhere raised their beaks and wings in protest, shouting 'Who's gonna pardon us?!'
A spokesperson told the Associated Press that the Tofurkey was pardoned to "draw attention to hunger in the community" and the packs will go to a local food bank. More importantly, the Mayor knows that Seattle has a reputation for being "a little bit 'granola'" and willingly poked fun at himself and Washington State's pride and joy.
Image via City of Seattle.