Just like it's been for the past 100 years, the turkeys travel up to DC to get pardoned by the President (and, in this case, the President's two daughters, Sasha and Malia), after which they are free to spend their days roaming the farm in Mount Vernon, VA. For a video of Obama pardoning last year's turkey, see here.
Again, we feel as though we humans are getting the short end of the stick here. Wouldn't you like to be on the receiving end of a Presidential Pardon, flown out to an all-expenses-paid trip at the W Hotel, and commanded to take a long, long vacation out in the country? Yeah, we thought so. In the meantime, I suppose, we can just take our revenge on the dinner table tomorrow afternoon. Watch out, little guy. Your cousin in Pennsylvania might have lucked out, but we don't think you'll be getting off so easy.
[Photo: Dan Swartz / W Hotels]