Mercy for Animals has sponsored a new billboard near the Butterball headquarters in Garner, NC urging those passing by to spare a turkey and choose vegetarian this Thanksgiving.
As we know, turkey farming is horrific -- the birds are forced to live miserable lives (for the short 16 weeks they are here on earth). In the United States, more than 300 million turkeys are raised for consumption each year -- with roughly 40 million being served on Thanksgiving.
“Turkeys deserve to be pardoned from a miserable life on factory farms, where they are crowded by the tens of thousands into filthy, disease-ridden sheds, mutilated without painkillers and roughly thrown into transport crates, before having their throats slit while fully conscious at the slaughterhouse,” says Mercy For Animals’ Executive Director Nathan Runkle. “We are asking compassionate people to celebrate the holiday without inflicting needless cruelty and violence on animals by enjoying a delicious and healthy vegetarian feast. The turkeys will thank you for it.”
For more information visit www.MercyForAnimals.org.
Photo credit: Mercy For Animals