For Immediate Release:
November 9, 2023
Sara Groves 202-483-7382
Portland, Ore. – Ahead of Thanksgiving, a flock of PETA “chicks” wearing turkey-themed showgirl outfits—complete with bright orange faux-feather headdresses—will give away turkey-free holiday roasts at local markets Saturday and Sunday to encourage people to enjoy a vegan holiday and give birds a break.
When: Saturday, November 11, 8:45 a.m. (Beaverton) and Sunday, November 12, 11:15 a.m. (Portland)
Where: At the northeast end of Beaverton Farmers Market, 12375 S.W. Fifth St., Beaverton, and New Seasons Market, 1214 S.E. Tacoma St., Portland
Photo: Bastiaan Slabbers
“Turkeys feel pain and fear, experience joy, value their lives, and don’t deserve to be carved up and stuffed any more than we do,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s tutu-wearing ‘turkeys’ are urging everyone to show a little mercy by tucking into savory, satisfying vegan roasts that give everyone something to be thankful for.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—offers a “ThanksVegan” recipe guide.