Written by Heather Faraid Drennan
Ask anyone on the PETA
staff and they can tell you about lots of people—even hard-nosed, stalwart,
meat-eating relatives—who've seen one little video clip and changed their minds
about turkeys. Help everyone opt for that delicious Tofurky
instead of a slice of contaminated dead turkey by cuing up one of our funny
little PETA Thanksgiving public service announcements (PSAs) to provide helpful
insight into why a cruelty-free
is the way to go.
If you're looking
for something a little longer to watch while you digest that last slice of pumpkin
pie, check out the PBS special "My Life as a Turkey."
which tells the story of a man who "mothered" 16 abandoned turkey
Written by PETA
Veggie Love—our ad that we tried to air during the upcoming Super Bowl but that was rejected by NBC—has sparked mega-interest in the sex appeal of bok choy and broccoli! From CNN and Fox News to the Huffington Post—and Whoopi Goldberg acting out the ad on The View—everyone's in the mood … for steaming-hot vegetables.
Some sillies have labeled the video as NSFW and NSFTSB because of the sexual theme and scantily clad women, but others have rightly pointed out that PETA is not alone in such advertising.
Does anyone remember the Carl's Jr. commercial in which a woman rides a mechanical bull while chowing down on a greasy beef burger? I guess a bump and grind with a mechanical animal is somehow less suggestive than playfully licking a pumpkin?
Part of the debate surrounding the ad has been about the beautiful actresses who lent their talents for it. Our behind-the-scenes video gives you an insiders' look at the set of "Veggie Love," and Cassie (the hot tub girl) talks about her lives and loves. Amanda goes into the whole group thing, but that's another story …
Written by Amy Cook
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.