‘Human Carcass’ Display to Butt In With Thanksgiving Message in Calgary: Go Vegan!

For Immediate Release:
October 4, 2023

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Calgary, Alberta – Ahead of Thanksgiving (October 9), on Friday a “trussed up” PETA supporter wearing only underwear will pose alongside “turkey carcasses” on an oversized cutting board as part of the group’s “ThanksVegan” push. This unmissable tableau encourages everyone to recognize the similarities between humans and other animals and spare turkeys, nearly 3 million of whom are killed and sold for Thanksgiving alone.

When:    Friday, October 6, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of Second Street S.W. and Eighth Avenue S.W., Calgary

“Being confined to a filthy, cramped cage and dying by a slaughterhouse knife is as painful and terrifying for birds as it would be for a human,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s provocative display should provide people with the shock of realization they need to opt for a delicious and peaceful ‘ThanksVegan’ feast.”

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.

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

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