‘Human Carcass’ Display to Urge Turkey-Free Holiday Feasts

For Immediate Release:
November 14, 2022

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Cincinnati – On Wednesday, wearing only nude-colored underwear, a PETA member will let himself be “trussed up” alongside giant “turkey carcasses” on a huge cutting board, giving passersby food for thought about who they might be featuring on this year’s Thanksgiving table. This interesting tableau is part of PETA’s “ThanksVegan” tour, making stops in cities around the country to encourage everyone to see the stunning similarities between humans and other animals, choose vegan meals, and spare some of the 45 million turkeys who are slaughtered every year for Thanksgiving alone.

When:    Wednesday, November 16, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of W. Fifth and Vine streets, Cincinnati

“Not only are turkeys built like humans, with legs, eyes, and a beating heart, they’re also gentle individuals who love their families and feel pain and fear,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s provocative display provides people with the shock of realization they sometimes need to opt for a delicious ‘ThanksVegan’ feast that leaves fellow Earthlings in peace.”

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

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