PETA in their never-ending attempt to gain publicity for their cause have decided this time to go after an entire town. The animal rights activist group is asking the town of Turkey, Texas to change their name.
So what does the rights organization want the town to be called? How about “Tofurky.”
PETA isn’t asking for a permanent change, they are simply asking that the city changes their name for one day, Thanksgiving.
In a letter to the town’s mayor the group writes:
“If you agree to adopt this moniker for just one day, we’d be happy to provide a delicious, healthy vegan holiday feast for all the town’s residents.”
In their letter the team at PETA says Tofurky is:
“A savory, flavorful, ‘meaty’ vegan entrée with wild-rice and bread-crumb stuffing that is 100% cruelty-free.”
In responding to PETA locals seemed less than impress with one telling ConnectAmarillo.com:
“I think it’s about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
With that type of general reaction it shouldn’t come as a surprise that city officials are rumored to have turned down the request.
If City officials would have said yes other side dishes they would have been enjoying would have included “mashed potatoes (made with vegan margarine)” and “vegan apple pie topped with vanilla dairy-free ice cream.”
This newest publicity stunt is almost as laughable as the Mario Bros. Tanooki suit which PETA decided to go batty over earlier this week, even though Mario’s animal suits have existed for more than a one and a half decades.
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