PETA plans to erect several new billboards promoting compassion for turkeys around the city.
The billboards show a dog’s head on a turkey’s body with the words, “Kids: If You Wouldn’t Eat Your Dog, Why Eat a Turkey? Go Vegan.” The group plans to run the billboard near public schools in Winnipeg in the hope that it will spark a dialogue between kids and their parents.
“Kids love animals, and if they thought about how turkeys feel pain and fear just as dogs and cats do, they’d trade in their drumsticks for Tofurky in a heartbeat,” PETA’s executive vice-president Tracy Reiman said in a release. “This Thanksgiving, families can give all animals something to be thankful for by sticking to humane, delicious vegan meals.”
The billboards will also go up in Ottawa and Saskatoon.