PETA Serves 'Baby' for Thanksgiving Dinner

Calm down, it's just a doll
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2011 12:36 PM CST
Two PETA activists hold signs in front of the White House last year.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – 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. (Read more PETA stories.)

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