Free Food! PETA to Hand Out Dozens of ‘ThanksVegan’ Roasts in Vancouver

For Immediate Release:
October 2, 2023

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Vancouver, B.C. – Free vegan turkey roasts are coming to roost outside Donald’s Market on Wednesday, courtesy of PETA. The group will hand out the delicious, animal-free roasts to encourage people to keep sensitive birds off their Thanksgiving tables and celebrate “ThanksVegan” instead.

When:    Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.

Where:    Outside Donald’s Market, 2342 E. Hastings St., Vancouver

A PETA supporter hands out free vegan roasts at a previous giveaway.

“Each turkey is a unique individual who feels fear and pain and values their own life, yet millions of them are killed for this holiday alone,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is encouraging everyone to show turkeys and all animals kindness this Thanksgiving and go vegan.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview,

and offers a free vegan starter kit plus plenty of delicious ThanksVegan recipes on its website.

For more information, please visit, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.

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