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December 8, 2022
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Transfer over, Rudolph—right here comes Toby the turkey! He’s the star of PETA’s new Christmas particular, airing throughout The Grinch on TBS this Sunday in addition to on 20 different channels nationwide. The family-friendly video tells the story of little Toby’s escape—orchestrated by his mom—from a slaughterhouse-bound truck and the way he winds up a beloved member of the family at the desk, not on it.
“Identical to lovable Toby the turkey in PETA’s video, all turkeys are good, curious people who love their households, and each has a narrative that shouldn’t finish on a fork,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Solely a grinch would eat somebody like Toby, and PETA is encouraging everybody to see turkeys for who they’re and revel in a scrumptious vegan feast this vacation season.”
Turkeys raised for meals are usually slaughtered once they’re between 14 and 18 weeks previous, and roughly 22 million turkeys are killed annually for Christmas alone. Employees hold the younger birds the other way up, drag them via an electrified bathtub, slit their throats, and dump them into scalding-hot water in defeathering tanks—typically whereas they’re nonetheless acutely aware. And abuse runs rampant within the business: This fall, former employees at Plainville Farms, a self-described “humane” turkey provider, had been charged with cruelty to animals after a PETA undercover investigation confirmed them punching and stomping on birds.
Along with stopping practically 200 animals a yr from enduring every day struggling and a terrifying demise, everybody who goes vegan shrinks their carbon footprint and slashes their threat of affected by coronary heart illness, diabetes, most cancers, and different illnesses.
PETA’s video, which was created in collaboration with inventive company Dream Farm Studios, will air on Sunday, December 11, throughout The Grinch on TBS at 8 p.m. on DirectTV and DISH in addition to on Animal Planet, BBC America, CMT, Sport Present Community, ID, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Reelz, TNT, truTV, TV Land, TV One, USA, Bravo, CMT, SCI, TLC, and FETV.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals should not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.