Thanksgiving might just be PETA’s least favorite holiday, and to air their disapproval this year, activists served “baby” for Thanksgiving dinner at displays in Philadelphia and Baltimore. They set up a Thanksgiving spread on a sidewalk, the group’s media coordinator explains to the Los Angeles Times, except instead of a turkey there’s a “baby in the middle” of the table, he says. Of course, it’s just a doll.
The accompanying signs read, “Everybody’s somebody’s baby.” The campaign is meant to illustrate the fact that many turkeys are less than a year old when slaughtered for Thanksgiving. Another controversial holiday message features a turkey with a dog’s head and reads, “Kids: If you wouldn’t eat your dog, why eat a turkey?” Click for one last PETA Thanksgiving ad, which NBC actually turned down.