'You wouldn't eat your dog, so why eat turkey?' PETA tells kids
PETA will be placing a billboard outside Nevada public schools to discourage kids from eating Turkey for thanksgiving.
The hoarding will accompany a message that reads, "KIDS: If you wouldn't eat your dog, why eat a turkey? Go vegan," with a picture of a dog head on a turkey body, near Reno public schools.
Similar ads will be run outside public schools in California, and were placed in Canada in September.
"Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they want to switch out those drumsticks for Tofurky," Marta Homlberg, associate director of Youth Outreach Campaigns for peta2, said in a statement.
"This Thanksgiving, families can give turkeys something to be thankful for by choosing delicious vegan meals," she said.
The animal rights group is also offering free tombstones for kids to stick into their Thanksgiving turkey.
The tombstone reads, "Here lies the corpse of a tortured bird."
"Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and kindness, and we should not celebrate this by eating the decomposing corpse of a tortured bird," Lauren Stroyeck, a PETA spokeswoman told The Winnipeg Sun.