PETA's Provocative Pro-Vegan Holiday Demonstration Will Illustrate That, Human or Bird, We're All the Same
For Immediate Release:
September 25, 2017
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Ottawa – What: How would you feel if a human being were stuffed, roasted, and served for Thanksgiving dinner? That’s a question PETA will be asking Ottawa 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,” and PETA supporters will be aiding in that effort by passing out free vegan starter kits to passersby.
When: Tuesday, September 26, 12 noon
Where: At the intersection of N.E. Bank and Albert streets, Ottawa
“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 give turkeys a break this Thanksgiving and make their holiday table a place of compassion for all beings.”
Every year, billions of animals’ bodies are 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. The meat industry denies 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.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.