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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.

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schopenhauer
Nov 27, 2011 11:33 PM CST
Remember the grizzly slaughterhouse scene that played out in the background to one of the many media fails by Sara Palin where turkeys were being slaughtered and you could see the poor turnkeys struggle to avoid decapitation and blood stains everywhere? Well, imagine the same scene but instead its a human baby recoiling to the sight of a knife wielding man in a plastic apron. The baby's final movements are spastic flinches as the knife slices thru the spinal cord.
Ripp
Nov 25, 2011 9:35 PM CST
These nut-jobs are on your side Democrats. I would distance myself like I do the super religious freaks on the right.
Dr.Gonzo
Nov 25, 2011 9:53 AM CST
Time to gas these fools. They are a threat to humanity.