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Twitter founder Biz Stone likes turkeys, wishes people were more like them

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Biz Stone, the cofounder of avian-themed social network Twitter, has a thing for birds. That includes turkeys, so he’s going to spend November 19 in Orland, California, hanging out with turkeys, just chilling, instead of eating them.

Stone explains his plans in a painfully earnest webcam video, embedded above.

“Turkeys are intelligent, social, curious, and sometimes even funny. I wish people were more like turkeys sometimes,” Stone says.

He also mentions that his mother-in-law is Turkish. “That’s irrelevant. But it’s true,” he says.

Stone joins other celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Deschanel and race car driver Leilani Münter, in supporting a “celebration for the turkeys” sponsored by Farm Sanctuary, an organization that rescues farm animals and tries to educate people to stop eating them.

Maybe Stone’s next startup will be called Gobble. (Or, in its first year, Gbbl.)