Farmers across England have issued a joint statement to explain that, if turkeys vote to opt out of Christmas, they can't expect to be fed and housed. "Its our food and there would be no legal obligation for us to share it with the turkeys."
Continuing their policy of not interfering in the Christmas vote at all, the farmers' statement explained
"We are just pointing out the many problems turkeys will have but, of course, the decision is entirely theirs and we won't interfere with that decision in any way. There is no reason for us to debate this with them because its their decision."
The Farmers' accountant explained "All UK farm animals got fatter in the lead up to Christmas and turkeys became fatter faster. Would they really risk that for a vague promise of independence. How would they survive in the long term ?"