ThanksVegan! PETA to Hand Out Dozens of Turkey-Free Roasts in Norfolk

For Immediate Release:
November 17, 2022

Lauren Kent 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va.Vegan turkey roasts are coming to roost in Norfolk, courtesy of PETA supporters who will gather outside the Aldi store in Ghent on Saturday and give away free Trader Joe’s Turkey-Less Stuffed Roasts to encourage people to keep intelligent, inquisitive, and sensitive birds off the table and celebrate “ThanksVegan” instead.

When:    Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m.–12 noon

Where:    Aldi, 730 W. 21st St., Norfolk

“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 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.

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