I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN....
A THANKSGIVING PLEA FROM PETA, WENDY AND MICK: STOP THE KILLING!!
WTF is the matter with you people?? sitting around a big table with your family members, many of whom you hate, stuffing your fat bellies like gluttons...what are you teaching the children? that killing turkeys should be part of a day meant for giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest.
"The first Thanksgiving was observed in 1621 in a place that is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA by the Pilgrims, or English settlers, and the indigenous people from the Wampanoag Nation. During this time of appreciating loved ones and life, there are sadly some beings that suffer horrible atrocities due to a tradition of eating turkey and other animal products on this auspicious day. A Thanksgiving family reunion with meat on the table cannot be called joyful when it comes at the price of the anguished death of our fellow beings.
We've got one thing very, very wrong about this day of Thanksgiving and that's - the turkey. Turkeys are our friends, they're not our food. These are amazing animals who are very swift-footed, they're used to running fast distances, they're highly intelligent, they look after their young and we've reduced their lives to utter misery in these appalling factory farms. Thousands of turkeys living horribly cruel life, they're confined indoors, they're bred so they're so heavy they can hardly walk, they can't even breed naturally anymore.
Every year in the US alone, 40 million turkeys are butchered for Thanksgiving, 20 million for Christmas and 19 million for Easter. To keep up with demand during the holiday season, some slaughterhouses employ temporary workers to wring the necks of turkeys in order to kill more turkeys per hour.
Birds feel pain and suffering just like you and I. Their beaks are sensitive. They care about their families. But in the turkey industry, just like the chicken industry, what we say is from "shell to hell." From the time that they were born and come out of the shell until the time they die, it's miserable.
One behavior shown by turkeys that clearly demonstrates their deeply caring, loving nature is "the great wake," in which a group of turkeys mourns the loss of a companion, with some being so overcome with grief that they also die due to shock. The barbarous treatment of these affectionate, intelligent animals on factory farms demonstrates the enormous insensitivity of humans."
TURKEYS CARE, WHY DON'T YOU????