Written by Michelle Kretzer
We all know that dead bodies should be
buried, not eaten. So PETA is making Thanksgiving tables a little more relevant
this year. We're offering teens these miniature tombstones to stick into the
plucked turkey on the table:
If adults think tombstones are too macabre
a sight for Thanksgiving, kids can tell them that what's really disturbing is
that the decaying corpse in the middle of the table was once a gentle, smart bird until someone filling
an order for a holiday meal shackled the bird upside down and slit his or her throat.
Thanks to honest young people armed with
the facts, maybe next year people will give turkeys something to be thankful
Young people can
request their free turkey
tombstones from peta2.
your barbells to Millennium
Partners Sports Club Management, LLC, which is banning glue
traps from all its locations nationwide.
talks with PETA, Millennium learned how glue traps cause their victims a
slow, agonizing death. Because the animals get stuck but aren't killed, they
struggle to free themselves, often ripping off fur, skin, or feathers in the
process. They may also chew off their own limbs to try to escape. Animals may
languish for days before finally succumbing to starvation, dehydration,
exhaustion, or injuries. And glue traps don't discriminate—birds, companion animals, and even small children
can be harmed by them.
with that information, Millennium agreed that glue traps had about as much
business being in their gyms as a triple cheeseburger—and neither one will be
making it through the door.
sure that neither gets through your door, either, with a humane "smart" mousetrap
(and a veggie burger, of course).
Congratulations to mail-order retailer Haband, which just snagged a PETA
Proggy Award! ("Proggy" stands for "progress.")
When Haband saw our undercover video footage
showing how many birds
used for down have their feathers forcefully ripped out of their sensitive skin, the company
pulled all down-filled items from its website and vowed never to sell down
again. Haband also posted an awesome message on its website so that whenever a
customer searches it for an item containing down, this is what they will see:
Haband is doing a great service for its
customers by offering blankets, pillows, and coats that are made with materials such as
polyfill that are just as warm as, and less expensive than, down. And the
company is doing a great service for birds, who will no longer be held down and
plucked alive, leaving them covered in painful, bloody wounds, for the
Thanks to Haband for its compassionate
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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.