Media Alert: Nude Protester on a Giant Cutting Board to Call for Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

PETA's Provocative Pro-Vegan Thanksgiving Demonstration Will Illustrate That Human or Avian, We're All the Same

For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2015

Catie Cryar 202-483-7382

Vancouver – How would you feel if a human being was stuffed, roasted, and served for Thanksgiving dinner? That’s a question PETA will be asking Vancouver residents as a PETA volunteer takes to the streets to lie nude in a “trussed up” pose beside two giant “turkey carcasses” on top of a cutting board with a meat cleaver. The grisly scene will include a banner that reads, “We Are All the Same. Go Vegan This Thanksgiving.” Passersby will also be able to pick up a free Tofurky roast.

Where:           In front of MarketPlace IGA, 909 Burrard St., Vancouver

When:             Wednesday, September 30, 12 p.m.

“All of us have flesh, organs, and feelings, and none of us wants to die violently for someone else’s meal,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on caring people to take home a Tofurky roast this year and make their holiday table a place of compassion for all beings.”

Every year, billions of animals have their bodies chopped up, labelled, and wrapped in cellophane for the supermarket meat case. PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” notes that turkeys are sensitive, smart animals who have the ability to feel pain and who form families and friendships when given the chance. Factory farms deny animals everything that’s natural and important to them, confining them to filthy, cramped cages, stalls, and sheds—where a steady diet of drugs keeps them alive only long enough to be sent to the slaughterhouse.

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