Statement: Kyle Rittenhouse’s ‘Turkey Shoot’ Game Draws PETA’s Ire

For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2022

Robin Goist 202-483-7382

Kyle Rittenhouse has just released a video game, Turkey Shoot, in which players open fire on turkeys plastered with “fake news.” He intends to use proceeds from sales of the game to try to pay off his legal fees. Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk:

Kyle Rittenhouse is right that fake news is a scourge that often results in real-life harm and death, but in these times especially, we need to protect and respect all—not promote more violence through a video game advocating shooting turkeys, who bother no one and are thinking, feeling birds who look after their brood and, when not factory farmed, have full and interesting lives that they value. We’re sending Rittenhouse a box of Tofurky roasts along with a request that he find an inanimate object to shoot if he’s determined to shoot at all.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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