Londoners React to PETA’s Christmas Ads

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PETA’s Christmas ads are raising a few eyebrows as they encourage Londoners to extend the holiday spirit of giving to all animals by leaving turkeys off their plates. The ads, with a vegan message, are rolling out on buses around the capital and ask, “If You Wouldn’t Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey?” Commuters have taken to social media to share their reactions:

Love this new Christmas ad campaign by @petauk well done guys, we are sure this will help people make the connection❤️! #NoTurkeyForXmas

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Turkeys, just like the dogs and cats we share our homes with, have feelings and the capacity to experience pain. In the UK, they typically spend their short lives in a space two-thirds the size of an opened broadsheet newspaper. Farmed turkeys are bred to have such large breasts that they can’t mate naturally and sometimes can barely walk. These birds are intensively confined, have part of their beaks cruelly cut off, are pumped full of grains laced with antibiotics and are slaughtered when they’re only 5 months old.

We hope the ads help Londoners realise that there’s no need for turkeys to suffer for a meal, especially when there are plenty of delicious vegan roasts on the market. By serving up a plant-based meal, people can spare sensitive, highly intelligent animals a lifetime of misery in the industrialised meat industry.

Have you spotted the bus ads? Let us know by sending us a tweet or sharing on Instagram with the hashtag #NoTurkeyForXmas.

And if they’ve inspired you to go vegan this Christmas, fill out the form to request a free copy of PETA’s colourful vegan starter kit, which is packed full of recipes, tips on making the switch and much more!



  • Timea commented on December 3, 2015 at 2:02 am

    That’s right! We need more adds like this – brilliant campaign!

    If you won’t eat your dog, why eat a pig?

  • Evina Koroni commented on December 3, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Hypocritical to be putting these ads on London buses as a “front” and at the same time kill dogs and cats in the US by the droves YOURSELVES.
    Will support veganism anyday of the week, but will not support this organisation’s blatant hypocrisy.

    • Ruby commented on January 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Please take a moment to see the real reason why PETA supports euthanasia and the reality of the important work the PETA US shelter does: http

  • stacey hohn commented on December 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thankyou PETA for the great adds on buses…. love you xxx

    • Jo commented on December 4, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Turkeys are such sweet natured birds, who are abused and suffer for greedy, mainly ignorant humans – get the message!

  • Marcus commented on December 3, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Excellent. It’s time for all of us to wake up and consider the lives of animals other than ourselves.

  • caroline pinnock commented on December 4, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Fantastic! Never thought Id see this day. Namaste PETA <3

  • Dan commented on December 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Well, you see. My dog, I have an emotional attachment to. A dog however, I’d eat that shit if I was given it. Same with a turkey. If I had an emotional attachment to a turkey, I wouldn’t eat that one, rather, I’d eat a different one.

    • Tashy commented on February 24, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Dan you are really emotionally restricted .Dog is a dog yours or mine and truly I do not believe that you have true love concerning anyone let alone your dog poor mite.
      You are missing the point -it is not about emotional attachment but genuine feeling of love for all creature
      who are able to feel pain and happiness just as we so called humans do.
      So I do advice you that according to your emotional and
      compassionate nature you better keep plants.

  • katrine storebo commented on December 7, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Thumbs up for a vegan Xmas!!

  • Victoria Walters commented on December 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Ignore the negativity. We are a growing movement. Vegans are gaining ground for the animals. Thank you Peta and fellow vegans

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