PETA for some reason opposes the U.S. presidential turkey pardon, which you think they wouldn’t, instead calling for all turkeys to be pardoned, but no, they just oppose pardoning the two:
The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals tried their best, but the White House turkey pardoning will go on as scheduled in Wednesday in the Rose Garden before a bank of cameras, journalists, amused officials and cautious turkey handlers. The activist group previously reached out to First Daughters Malia and Sasha, pleading with them to become vegans and intercede on behalf of the pair of turkeys, who hail from Ohio. The group considers the ceremony offensive, and a promotion for poultry breeders – though the White House says it’s intended as a seasonal greeting for the nation as well.
Then there’s the question of turkey rights.
“You come from a family whose members don’t hesitate to fight for those who have been oppressed by standing up for civil rights, women’s rights, and LGBT rights. This year, we would like to ask you to lend your powerful and influential voices to another group whose voices often go unheard: animals,” asked Rachelle Owen, in her letter to the young ladies.
Whatever… (Notice how they want the daughters to force their dad to change his mind; PETA opposes parental authority…)
At any rate, despite PETA’s stance, I unabashedly gave my illegitimate foreigner rant against this stupid relatively recent American Presidential custom of pardoning turkeys last year, here, for those of you who may have missed it.
If God didn’t want us to eat turkeys, He wouldn’t have made them out of meat! 😉
They should all be slaughtered and eaten, and not left to die a slow lingering natural death. (Wikipedia notes that Popcorn, the turkey that won 2013’s social media vote for pardoning (though the other bird was also saved, making the vote pointless – just like a real election, har har), died this past summer of heatstroke. Wouldn’t it have been more humane to have slaughtered it and fed some family with its carcass? And as I noted last year, all of the other turkeys Obama pardoned since 2010 were dead or euthanized… What a waste of food…)
Meanwhile, in Seattle, the prog mayor recently pardoned a tofurky, rather than a turkey.
Now, notwithstanding the leftist posturing, that’s actually a far, far more sensible pardoning. In fact, all tofurky should be pardoned; no human should be forced to eat such an unnatural abomination; it’s an ethical thing, humans shouldn’t be treated that way! 😉