Giant turkey to local diners: forgive all the Toms for “Thank you Vegan”

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November 11, 2022

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Lauren Kent 202-483-7382

Montgomery, Ala. – On the heels of Gov. Kay Ivey’s turkey “pardon” yesterday, PETA encourages everyone to follow suit in a can’t-miss post that just passed by restaurants serving turkey on the Interstate Freeway. Atlanta.

As part of PETA’s nationwide campaign urging people to celebrate “ThanksVegan” by leaving turkeys alone, the billboard follows news that 12 former workers at Plainville Farms, a self-proclaimed “humane” turkey supplier, have recently charged with over 140 counts of animal cruelty after a secret PETA investigationcruelty to animals one of the many reasons, along with health and the environment, why people are opting for tasty, animal-free meals this year.

“Apologies should be given to everyone who ate once but decided to stop eating these sweet people, who feel pain and fear and deserve to enjoy their life as a turkey,” said the president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages everyone to take personal responsibility to ‘forgive Tom,’ and we have free recipes to help people get started.”

Turkeys raised for food are normally slaughtered when they are between 14 and 18 weeks old, and more than 45 million turkeys are killed each year for Thanksgiving alone. Workers hang young birds upside down, drag them into an electrified bath, slit their throats and throw them into boiling water in feather tanks, often while they are still conscious. In addition to saving nearly 200 animals a year from enduring daily suffering and terrifying death, everyone who goes vegan reduces their carbon footprint and lowers their risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. ailments.

PETA’s ThanksVegan Guide is packed with recipes, cooking tips, lists of the best meatless hearty roasts, and everything you need to have a delicious turkey holiday.

PETA’s billboard is located at 6050 Atlanta Hwy.just down the road from Jim ‘N Nick’s, Wishbone Cafe, Martha’s Place Buffet and Catering, and a host of other restaurants and grocery stores selling turkey.

PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” — opposes speciesism, a human supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, FacebookWhere instagram.

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