Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Christmas Plate
Turkeys value their lives and feel pain and terror, just as humans do – and PETA’s latest eye-catching demonstration is showing that no one wants to end up on the Christmas menu.
Lying on giant Christmas plates, nearly naked PETA supporters turned heads in Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool and Manchester with the following message: “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate. Go Vegan”. PETA is encouraging people to extend the holiday spirit of peace and goodwill to all by leaving animals off the dinner table.
In the wild, turkeys can live up to 10 years, but those killed for Christmas dinners are normally slaughtered between 12 and 26 weeks of age. The sensitive young birds are hung from metal shackles by their feet and dragged through an electrified bath that can cause full-body tremors. Many are still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re placed into scalding-hot water to remove their feathers.
Thanks to the variety of vegan meats available, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a festive meal packed with all the flavour – but none of the cruelty – of meat. There’s no need for a turkey to suffer when you can buy or make these great alternatives: