For Immediate Release:
November 16, 2022
Lauren Kent 202-483-7382
Springfield, Ill. – Vegan turkey roasts are coming to roost in Springfield, courtesy of PETA and Project Animal Freedom supporters, who will gather inside the Illinois Environmental Council office on Friday and give away free Field Roast, Gardein, and Tofurky roasts to encourage people to keep intelligent, inquisitive, and sensitive birds off the table and celebrate “ThanksVegan” instead.
When: Friday, November 18, 6 p.m.
Where: Illinois Environmental Council, 520 E. Capitol Ave., Springfield
“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, more than 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.