Photos: PETA ‘Butcher’ Serves Up Dismembered ‘Babies’ in Norwich

Photos: PETA ‘Butcher’ Serves Up Dismembered ‘Babies’ in Norwich

Norwich – Today, a PETA “butcher” dismembered lifelike human “babies” on a festively decorated chopping block and served “Organic Human” at £2.11 per 100 grams and “British Free-Range Human” for £60 in competition with local butchers in Norwich in a push for locals to see turkeys as intelligent, feeling individuals and opt for vegan food this Christmas instead. Signs reading, “Don’t Eat Babies This Christmas: Go Vegan!” and “Turkeys Are Killed at Under 6 Months Old” encouraged passers-by to eat vegan over the Christmas period and beyond.

Photos are available here (Credit: Martin Pope) and here (Credit: PETA).

Norfolk is the centre of the UK turkey-farming industry, with the UK’s largest producer based in the county. Millions of birds are raised indoors in giant, barren sheds each year in Norfolk alone.

PETA’s new Christmas advert – which encourages viewers to kill the tradition, not the turkey, by sitting down to a vegan meal instead – has launched at Cinema City as well as ODEON and Vue branches in Norwich and will be shown throughout the festive season.

“From vegan turkey crowns to nut roasts, there are plenty of traditional Christmas offerings that are as kind to animals as they are delicious,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “PETA is calling on anyone repulsed by the prospect of dismembering a human baby to leave animals in peace and off their plates this Christmas and beyond.”

All animals are someone’s baby, regardless of species. And each year, millions of turkeys suffer and die for Christmas dinners in the UK. In nature, turkeys are protective parents and spirited explorers who can live for up to 10 years, but those killed for food are normally slaughtered between 12 and 26 weeks of age. The young birds are often hung from metal shackles by their feet and dragged through an electrified bath that can cause full-body tremors. Some are still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re placed into scalding-hot water to remove their feathers.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter), or Instagram.


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