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Holiday Is Murder on Turkeys, Says Group
Honolulu -- Just in time for Thanksgiving, PETA's quirky "Turkey Terror"
TV spot is headed to Honolulu. In the ad, which the group hopes to run on local
TV stations in the weeks leading up to the holiday, a shaky voice takes over a
grocery-store intercom, saying, "Do exactly as I say, and nobody gets
hurt! Resist, and innocent creatures will be beaten, scalded alive,
dismembered, and their throats will be slit." The scene ends when the
voice is revealed to belong to a "turkey," who says, "It's your
choice, but if you know what's good for you, you'll meet my one simple demand:
"PETA's ad is a lighthearted way to
point out that Thanksgiving represents immense suffering and a violent death
for millions of turkeys," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman.
"Vegan meals are a delicious, healthy, and humane way to celebrate the
holiday—and they give turkeys something to be thankful for, too."
Approximately 250 million turkeys are
killed in the U.S. every year—including more than 45 million for Thanksgiving
dinners alone. In nature, turkeys are protective and loving parents as well as
spirited explorers who can climb trees and run as fast as 18 miles per hour.
But most turkeys slated to be killed for food
are crammed into filthy warehouses, where disease, smothering, and heart
attacks are common. Turkeys are drugged and bred to grow such unnaturally large
upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight.
And the terror doesn't stop there: A PETA
undercover investigation of turkey factory farms documented that
workers punched, threw, and kicked live birds; bludgeoned birds with pipes,
pieces of wood, and tools; deliberately broke turkeys' necks and other bones;
stomped on birds' heads; forcefully shoved feces into birds' mouths; held
birds' heads under water; and urinated in a turkey pen.
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