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

(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.

Two PETA activists hold signs in front of the White House last year.
Two PETA activists hold signs in front of the White House last year.   (Getty Images)
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