PETA asks Obama to skip 'outdated' Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday demanding President Obama skip the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon.
While Obama will be preventing a turkey from being carved up, PETA called the ceremony outdated and accused the president of being in partnership with the "turkey-killing industry."
Now, we'll start off with the "logic" that Obama should skip the pardon - which, realistically, would result in the turkey becoming dinner. But that's small potatoes (ha! See what I did there?) compared to the rest of the article. Turkeys are gentle and intelligent creatures? Pull the other one, it's got bells on it. Turkeys in the wild are mean, vicious, and dumb as stumps - and I say this as someone that had a turkey wander out in front of his motorcycle one fine fall morning.
They then go on to liken the Turkey Liberation Front to the Civil Rights movement, the struggle for acceptance of gays and lesbians, and the women's rights movement. You see, they want you to believe that the serving up of a bird for a national holiday is akin to Jim Crow laws, Matthew Sheppard, and the inability of women to vote until well into the 20th century - all in one. It's almost like they're in a bidding war for their own sanity - and they're losing.
All I know is that rhetoric like this just makes me hungry - bring on the gobblers tomorrow!
That is all.