PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has a new vegan message for kids this Thanksgiving: “If you wouldn’t eat your dog, why eat a turkey?”
Yep. That’s right. PETA is trying to appeal to your kids by equating the old Thanksgiving turkey with their favorite pal, Fido.
Nothing like laying a guilt trip on a kid.
PETA has never been exactly subtle, but this latest message that compares the family dog with the Thanksgiving feast seems to stoop to a new low.
PETA reports that 40 million turkeys are killed in the U.S. for Thanksgiving dinners each year.
PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman explains, “Kids love animals and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they’d trade in their drumsticks for Tofurky in a heartbeat. This Thanksgiving, families can give all animals something to be thankful for by sticking to humane, delicious vegan meals.”
I’m all for the ethical treatment of animals and fully support vegetarians and vegans, but the shock tactics of PETA often cross the line.
What do you think of PETA’s Thanksgiving message to kids? Did they go too far?