Thanksgiving: Adopt A Turkey Instead of Eating. In a campaign sponsored by several celebrities… “Save a turkey: adopt it.” This is the message of the association of animal rights as Farm Sanctuary on Thursday at America celebrates Thanksgiving to blow up the trouser button. About 46 million turkeys should go in the oven.
The campaign is sponsored by celebrities vegetarian, including host Ellen DeGeneres and actors Noah Wyle and Alicia Silverstone. For US $ 30, donors can sponsor a turkey she frolics happily in the countryside instead of ending stuffed. It is also possible to adopt, provided evidence that has adequate facilities.
Each year, the controversy returns, including the conditions of poultry husbandry. The association PETA has some teeth gnashing with a campaign to children. “You would not eat your dog, why eat a turkey,” asks the spot. Two years ago, the organization was playing on the guilt, with a little girl thanking God for this turkey “and farms where they are crammed (…) abuse and the chemicals they contain.”
The complex relationship between America and the hen back to the White House. Since the 50’s, the president pardons a turkey or two at a formal ceremony. Practice immortalized by passage of the cult series The West Wing. In the video below, the spokesman for the White House begged the President to pardon one second turkey to which it has worked.