Kiera Butler is not a farmer. She and her friends have been raising their Thanksgiving turkeys in a backyard for six months, but they're not accustomed to killing animals for food, and they've gotten kind of attached to the little guys. Here's Kiera's story, originally Storified by Mother Jones, about the weirdness of knowing that you've given your turkeys a much happier life than other animals raised for food, but still struggling with the fact that they've been raised as food and you're going to eat them.

View the story “Six Months of Turkeys” on Storify