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 In the letter, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk called the event outdated and said it “portrays the United States president as being in some sort of business partnership with the turkey-killing industry.”