PETA’s Most Attention-Grabbing Efforts to Save Turkeys

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

PETA’s new bus stop Thanksgiving ads raised eyebrows and parental ire after people realized that through lenticular technology, adults saw one image, while kids saw quite another. Viewers who were taller than 4 feet 3 inches saw this image:

Thanksgiving Dinner Adult Version

While shorter viewers saw this:

Thanksgiving Dinner Kid Version

The widely reported stunt was far from the first time that PETA has stuck our necks out to save turkeys’ necks. Who can forget the “Thanksgiving Grace” ad, in which an honest little girl tells it like it really is?

Our ever-popular “turkey dog” and “turkey cat” billboards are a striking visual reminder that the animals we call “dinner” aren’t all that different from the animals we call “family.”

Thanksgiving TurkeyDog Billboard

Turkey: © Steidl | Dog: © Isselée

Kids: If You Wouldn't Eat Your Cat, Why Eat a Turkey? PSA

Turkey: © Steidl | Cat: © Martínez Banús

Each year, our sexy “pilgrims” hit the streets and hand out free Tofurky roasts, the Thanksgiving dinner that truly was made to be cooked and eaten.

Sexy Pilgrims with Free Tofurky

And this year, PETA released a graphic new animated video, “Thanks!” in which an intrepid turkey saves a young boy from the slaughterhouse.

Give a turkey a reason to say, “Thanks!” Make a delicious Tofurky your Thanksgiving centerpiece and let birds be free.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind