Demand for vegan food has never been higher, and millions of Americans are now celebrating a meat-free Thanksgiving for ethical, environmental, religious, or health reasons. At its core, Thanksgiving is about appreciation and kindness, and many traditional Thanksgiving foods are plant-based.
And yet, Vamoose Bus has refused to take down an ad referring to Thanksgiving as „Turkey Day“—despite hearing from PETA that turkeys endure abuse on factory farms and that the company’s would-be customers are leaving turkeys off their plates for many reasons this holiday season.
Vamoose Bus‘ ad promotes the cruel meat industry, which crams turkeys by the thousands into dark, filthy sheds and cuts off parts of their beaks and toes, often with no painkillers. On factory farms, turkeys are drugged and bred to grow so large that their legs break underneath them and they suffer from heart attacks. In today’s slaughterhouses, they’re kicked, thrown, beaten, and crushed before being shackled upside down. Many birds are stunned improperly and are still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re immersed in scalding-hot water to remove their feathers.
Turkeys are social, playful birds who enjoy the company of others. They relish having their feathers stroked and like to chirp, cluck, and gobble along to their favorite tunes. Anyone who spends time with them at farm sanctuaries quickly learns that they’re as varied in personality as dogs and cats.
Please speak up today and urge Vamoose Bus to remove its offensive post nicknaming this national day of thanks „Turkey Day.“