Londoners React to PETA’s Christmas Ads
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:
— Kirsty McKell (@KirstyMcKell) December 3, 2015
— Alex Dalman (@alexdalman) December 4, 2015
— Leanne Coombes (@leannejenna_) December 2, 2015
— veganfortheanimals (@veganliferae) December 3, 2015
— milshandmelshⓋ (@milshandmelsh) December 3, 2015
PETA sign on side of a bus, "you wouldnt eat your own Dog, Why eat a Turkey?"
— Kris Love (@pseudophreak) December 2, 2015
— Kelly Smith (@CocosHKitchen) December 1, 2015
— Harriet Barclay (@HarrietRBarclay) December 2, 2015
— Elisa Allen (@Elisa_Allen) December 2, 2015
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, 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!