Thanksgiving Billboard Serves Up Controversy

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    Thanksgiving Billboard Serves Up Controversy

     

    Written by PETA

    Posted 11-09-2011 

    Keen to try some roasted puppy leg or a freshly carved puppy breast? A new billboard PETA is trying to place outside public schools across the country ahead of Thanksgiving should certainly give children and their parents not only the shivers but also some important food for thought


    Turkeys
    are gentle, inquisitive animals who enjoy music and like to have their feathers stroked, but turkeys raised for foodare kept in crowded, dark sheds where the ammonia from their accumulated waste burns their skin. At slaughterhouses, turkeys are slammed upside down into shackles and dragged through electrified water. Many birds have their throats slit while they're still conscious and able to feel pain.

    Stuffing kids (or anyone) with turkey is also bad for their health: In addition to artery-clogging fat and cholesterol, they also could be gobbling up arsenic, which is used to combat disease on filthy factory farms. Other dangers of eating turkey include contracting listeria, salmonella, or campylobacter bacteria, which cause millions of cases of food-borne illness each year.

    Kids can learn more about how to "love animals, not eat them" at the PETA Kids or peta2websites. Adults who want to quit cruelty cold turkey this Thanksgiving can check out Gardein's delicious vegan holiday recipesand enter to win a free vegan Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk'yon our Living page.

     

    Written by Heather Faraid Drennan

     
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    Re: Thanksgiving Billboard Serves Up Controversy

    I hear the salad screaming everytime I eat it with fava beans....

    - Hannibal

     
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    Re: Thanksgiving Billboard Serves Up Controversy

    Or go organic/free-range Turkey. 

     

     
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