(THANKSGIVING) Beatles legend Paul McCartney has teamed up with PETA to deliver an anti-turkey Thanksgiving and Christmas message, encouraging people to go vegetarian this festive season. PETA will be using the new campaign throughout the holidays to promote meat-free holiday meals. Read on for more about this Brit’s message to turkey-eating Americans. — Global Animal
Ecorazzi, Michael dEstries
Paul McCartney stars in a new Thanksgiving ad for PETA – and as you would expect, it’s all about saving the birds. ”Say No, Thanks to Turkey,” the ad says. “Go Vegetarian.”
The ad is the second pro-veg ad that Paul has done for the animal rights org in recent years – with a 2008 campaign revealing the source of his animal advocacy.
“Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ “Something inside me clicked. I realised as I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him and mine is to me”.
Besides the ad, PETA also links to their fairly large vegan Thanksgiving recipe page – encouraging people to cook like Paul and make the holiday a cruelty-free celebration.
“Like chickens, the 300 million turkeys raised and killed for their flesh every year in the United States have no federal legal protection,” the org says. “More than 45 million turkeys are killed each year at Thanksgiving alone, and more than 22 million die at Christmas.”