For Immediate Release:
October 4, 2023
Sara Groves 202-483-7382
Victoria, B.C. – Ahead of Thanksgiving (October 9), this Friday PETA supporters will gather in Victoria and give away free Gardein roasts to encourage people to enjoy a vegan holiday and spare turkeys, nearly 3 million of whom are killed and sold in Canada each year for Thanksgiving alone.
When: Friday, October 6, 6 p.m.
Where: Cook Street Village (near the intersection of Cook and Oxford streets), Victoria
“Turkeys feel pain and fear, experience joy, value their lives, and don’t deserve to be carved up and stuffed any more than we do,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is urging everyone to show a little mercy by tucking into savory, satisfying vegan roasts that give everyone something to be thankful for.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—offers a “ThanksVegan” recipe guide.