For Immediate Release:
November 16, 2023
Nicole Perreira 202-483-7382
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Ahead of Thanksgiving, a PETA supporter dressed in a colorful turkey onesie will lead a giveaway of turkey-free holiday roasts in front of a Publix Super Markets Store tomorrow to encourage people to enjoy a vegan holiday and give birds a break.
When: Friday, November 17, 3 p.m.
Where: In front of Publix, 250 Third St. S., St. Petersburg
PETA supporters at a previous vegan roast giveaway. Credit: PETA
“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’s ‘turkey’ 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.