Lucy Davis Makes Vegan Thanksgiving Magic in New PETA Video

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Actor Whips Up a Vegan Roast, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie, and All the Sides

For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2019

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Los Angeles – Struggling to keep her cool while whipping up her first-ever American Thanksgiving dinner—one that happens to be 100% vegan—British actor Lucy Davis stars in PETA’s funny new holiday cooking video in which she demonstrates how to prepare an animal-free feast.

Despite some trouble, thankfully, it all works out in the end, and she sits down to enjoy a beautiful spread that no animal had to suffer and die for. At least 45 million turkeys are killed in the U.S. each year for Thanksgiving, even though, as Davis shows, creating a delicious vegan meal takes no witchcraft or wizardry at all.

Davis tells PETA that the writers of her hit TV series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, have even begun adapting the show’s script to reflect her love of animals. She says, “[W]e had some episodes where my sister Zelda talks of wanting to eat long pig .… So I decided to make a choice that Hilda found all of this quite repulsive, ’cause as witches we are meant to be carnivores. And gradually as time went on and because obviously I don’t eat meat myself and I didn’t want to eat it in the scenes or anything, I noticed that a great script came along where Hilda made the Dark Lord a vegetable pie .… so I was really pleased.”

Turkeys in the wild can live up to 10 years, but those raised for food are normally slaughtered at 5 months old. The young birds are hung by their feet from metal shackles and dragged through an electrified bath. They’re often still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re dumped into scalding-hot water to remove their feathers.

Davis is part of a long list of celebrities—including Peter Dinklage, Paul McCartney, Madelaine Petsch, Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, Maggie Q, RZA, Alicia Silverstone, Taraji P. Henson, and Forest Whitaker—who’ve teamed up with PETA to promote kindness to animals.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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