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PETA objects to presidential turkey pardon


PETA objects to presidential turkey pardon

One would think PETA would be happy about President Obama saving the life of an animal. Not so, apparently.

Ironically enough, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has objected to the President’s annual turkey pardon — in which he saves the life of one Thanksgiving bird — claiming the ceremony ”makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds.”

PETA sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday, asking President Obama to skip this year’s pardon ceremony. In the letter, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk called the event outdated and said it “portrays the United States president as being in some sort of business partnership with the turkey-killing industry.”



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  • McCabe

    “gentle, intelligent birds”? Now I’ve heard everything.

  • Dean

    Enough crap, PETA,

  • Steve

    I agree, he should have the turkey butcherd & donated to a needy family!

  • Rattlerjake

    Got to agree with the statement “gentle, intelligent birds”, too bad PETA aren’t gentle and intelligent! PLEASE EAT THE ANIMALS!!!!

  • JDH

    How about we replace the turkeys with PETA members? They come already stuffed, but i hear they are rather tough and stringy. We also can have the positive feeling of having spared a more intelligemt species.

    • colleenf

      Good one!

  • Cav Trooper

    I love animals when they have reached a golden brown on my pit!! 🙂

  • mathis1689

    Obama has enough turkeys of his own so what’s one more?

  • fliteking

    I believe in doing the right thing. I am doubling my turkey intake.

  • Barbara Johnson

    PETA, stick it where the sun don’t shine. I for one will never give up meat and become a vegitarian! You eat that tofu!

  • conservative

    PETA – people eating tasty animals.

  • Jay

    Anyone who has raised fowl know that they are stupid, dirty animals that can become quite aggressive and even peck each other to death. Hmmm, no wonder the libtards want to protect them. Professional courtesy.

  • colleenf

    I watched an interview by Eric Bolling on FOX last night with a PETA representative. The guy was nothing more than a pencil neck geek. He told the most outlandish lies about how turkeys are treated!
    All I could do was laugh at the idiot.
    And I am planning on eating from BOTH of the turkeys I am cooking!

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