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Thanksgiving: Disgrace to Turkeys: PETA’s Banned Ad

Thanksgiving can be the scariest time of year if you’re a turkey. More than 45 million of these fascinating birds are killed to disgrace Thanksgiving tables each year.

In hopes of empowering kids everywhere to speak out as their families adorn their Thanksgiving tables with dead birds, PETA offers its Thanskgiving ad, ‘Grace.’ In the ad, you hear from one straightforward little girl as she tells it exactly like it is for turkeys who are killed for holiday meals when asked to say grace around her family’s dinner table.

Despite the fact that it contains nothing graphic, NBC has rejected the ad, which was submitted to air during the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

When not forced to live on filthy factory farms, turkeys spend their days caring for their young, building nests, foraging for food, taking dust baths, preening themselves, and roosting high in trees.

Regarded by many as little more than a holiday centerpiece, turkeys are as varied in personality as dogs and cats. They relish having their feathers stroked and like to chirp, cluck, and gobble along to their favorite tunes. This year, give turkeys something to be thankful for—pledge to go vegan and leave them off your plate.

For a festive centerpiece that is more appealing than a stuffed avian body cavity, go faux! Turkey alternatives are available at many national grocery store chains or you can make your own faux-turkey at home. You can also tempt your taste buds with vegan versions of all of your favorites, like green bean casserole and sweet potato biscuits. Find delicious vegan recipes here.

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