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Give Turkeys a Reason to Say “Thanks!”

November 25, 2013

FACT: More than 45 million turkeys are slaughtered each year for Thanksgiving.

Just in time for the holidays, PETA’s Thanksgiving video, “Thanks!” takes viewers on a harrowing journey with one boy and a group of turkeys, all destined to become holiday meals. Watch above now!

For most birds headed to the dinner table, the first time that they feel the sun on their feathers is on their way to the slaughterhouse, where they are hung upside down by their weak and crippled legs before their heads are dragged through an electrified “stunning tank,” which immobilizes them but does not kill them.

Many of the terrified birds dodge the tank and, therefore, are completely conscious when their throats are slit. If the blade fails to slit the birds’ throats properly, they are scalded alive in the tank of hot water that’s used for feather removal.

Turkeys are intelligent, social creatures who enjoy listening to music, and younger turkeys bond closely with their parents. In nature, young turkeys typically stay with their mothers for the first five months of their lives. Knowing how much we have in common with turkeys, it’s hard to watch this video without thinking, “What if someone did this to me?”


Now is your chance to give turkeys something to be thankful for this holiday season! Pledge not to eat turkeys on Thanksgiving—or any other day!

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dear humans,
gobble gobble does
not mean that we
are something to eat.
try instead some
delicious tofurky…
that would be
very sweet.

the turkeys ☺♥☻

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

14 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    November 25, 2013 12:52 pm

    dear humans,
    gobble gobble does
    not mean that we
    are something to eat.
    try instead some
    delicious tofurky…
    that would be
    very sweet.

    the turkeys ☺♥☻


  2. November 25, 2013 4:28 pm

    Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD" and commented:
    Happy TofurkyDay Everyone 🙂


  3. November 25, 2013 7:35 pm

    Even in cartoon form it’s HORRIBLE!


  4. November 25, 2013 10:59 pm

    Reblogged this on Honk If You're Vegan and commented:
    My husband and I first stopped eating animals for health reasons, but then we watched the movie, Vegucated, and were shocked to learn about how horribly animals are treated on factory farms. For some reason, I never thought about the suffering of animals before watching this movie. I don’t judge others for eating animals because it’s something I did for most of my life. Still, I think awareness is important. I’m not one to post gruesome photos of abused animals on my blog, but I thought this short cartoon Stacy posted gets the point across in a lighthearted way. I hope you’ll take a minute and a half of your time to give it a look.


  5. November 25, 2013 11:54 pm

    No turkeys are ever consumed in this house ☺️


  6. November 26, 2013 1:55 pm

    So many people don’t realise the inhumanity that these animals suffer!

    Please take the time to read my latest article and sign the Change petition at the bottom – however I understand that many of you are vegetarian and vegan for a reason so while it is a subject that will be very close to all of your hearts the photos in the article are very graphic and upsetting –


  7. November 27, 2013 12:09 am

    Why have you done this to me Celeste!???? Peta have truly maintained their disturbing and graphic nature… 😛


  8. November 28, 2013 8:31 pm

    This was such a sad post even if I already knew it 😦 Poor turkeys! I just can’t understand how people can turn a blind eye to how horrible eating and consuming animals really is. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂


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