paul mccartney vegan thanksgiving
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Vegan
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Photo: PETA

Paul McCartney stars in a new Thanksgiving ad for PETA – and as you would expect, it’s all about saving the birds. “Say No, Thanks to Turkey,” the ad says. “Go Vegetarian.”

The ad is the second pro-veg ad that Paul has done for the animal rights org in recent years – with a 2008 campaign revealing the source of his animal advocacy.

“Many years ago, I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me.’ “Something inside me clicked. I realised as I watched him fight for breath, that his life was as important to him and mine is to me”.

Besides the ad, PETA also links to their fairly large vegan Thanksgiving recipe page – encouraging people to cook like Paul and make the holiday a cruelty-free celebration.

“Like chickens, the 300 million turkeys raised and killed for their flesh every year in the United States have no federal legal protection,” the org says. “More than 45 million turkeys are killed each year at Thanksgiving alone, and more than 22 million die at Christmas.”

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Kim

    It’s heart breaking that all of these poor animals are murdered so people can sit around and stuff themselves. Holidays shouldn’t be about pain, suffering, and terror for animals.

  • Claudine Erlandson

    Paul McCartney is a great man for so many reasons…and all the Animals (human and non-human) love him!

  • Anita de la Riviere

    Celebrating a birthday a wedding Christmas? Why go and kill, cook the kil,l then eat the kill ? Why does suffering have to go hand and hand with celebrating? ….