Two PETA merrymakers served a life-like roasted doll on a festively decorated table in Manchester’s Market Street to urge passers-by to think twice about who they’re chowing down on.
PETA encouraged everyone who laid eyes on the daring demo to eat vegan this Christmas – and beyond – with signs declaring, “Leave babies off the Christmas table: Go vegan!” and “Turkeys are killed by the age of 6 months”.
Repulsed by a Roast Baby? Don’t Eat Animals
If you’re repulsed by the prospect of roasting a newborn, then leave baby animals in peace and off your plate.
Each year, millions of turkeys suffer and die for the UK’s Christmas dinners. In nature, turkeys are protective parents and spirited explorers who can live for up to 10 years, but those killed for their flesh are normally slaughtered between 12 and 26 weeks of age.
The young birds are often hung from metal shackles by their feet and dragged through an electrified bath that can cause full-body tremors. Some are still conscious when their throats are slit and as they’re placed into scalding-hot water to remove their feathers.
All animals are someone’s baby, regardless of species.
PETA’s first-ever Christmas ad featured Toby the turkey, a baby who narrowly escaped slaughter and found himself seated – not served – at the dinner table. We hope his touching tale will encourage every viewer to leave others like him off their plates. Watch our heart-warming ad now:
Veganise Your Christmas Dinner
From vegan turkey crowns to nut roasts, there are plenty of traditional Christmas offerings that are as kind to animals as they are delicious.
Take a stand against speciesism and animal abuse by opting for these festive vegan foods: