Hold the gravy — turkeys across America are imploring, “Don’t gobble me!”
Just a day before President Bush pardons the traditional Thanksgiving turkey, members of the nonprofit group United Poultry Concerns called for a far wider pardoning of birds.
They cooked up a vegetarian Thanksgiving on Tuesday in front of the White House, handed out literature and wielded a banner emblazoned with the slogan, “Turkeys: Meet One, Don’t Eat One.”
UPC prez Karen Davis explains that Americans can both give thanks and show respect for the feathered fowl by opting for vegetation recipes Thursday. UPC’s pamphlets conveniently include a vegan recipe for “Mrs. Gobble-Good’s Golden Brown Pie,” a bird-friendly entree option.
Davis told us that she’s been accused of being anti-Thanksgiving due to her animal rights work.
She tells Y&N, however, “I do believe in Thanksgiving!” Davis herself is a practicing vegan.