For Immediate Release:
November 17, 2022
David Perle 202-483-7382
Gainesville, Fla. – Vegan turkey roasts are coming home to roost at the Downtown Festival & Art Show, courtesy of PETA supporters who will gather outside the Southwest Downtown parking garage on Saturday and give away 50 free Tofurky Roasts to encourage people to keep intelligent, inquisitive, and sensitive birds off the table and celebrate “ThanksVegan” instead.
When: Saturday, November 19, 3 p.m.
Where: 105 S.W. Third St. (near the intersection with University Avenue), Gainesville
“Turkeys are gentle individuals who love their families, feel pain and fear, and want to live as much as humans do,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is encouraging everyone to see the similarities between all sentient beings, eat vegan, and spare turkeys, about 45 million of whom who are slaughtered every year for Thanksgiving alone.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—offers ThanksVegan recipes on its website.