I am not too sure how much Mr. Franklin cared about turkeys. He fried more than a few of them with his experiments with electricity. He would charge the air in a big jar with static electricity and then zap a turkey. After zaping himself, which knocked him to the ground for a few minutes, he was much more cafeful with the experiment.
"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel