PETA London BusPETA’s Christmas ads are rolling out on buses across London asking commuters to extend the holiday spirit of giving to all animals by leaving turkeys off their plates.

Turkeys, just like the dogs and cats we share our homes with, have feelings and the capacity to experience pain. In the UK, they spend their short lives in, on average, 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.

By serving up a delicious vegan meal, people can spare sensitive, highly intelligent animals a lifetime of misery in the industrialised meat industry.

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