“Pardon me,” said the Turkey. “It’s almost Thanksgiving.” Wish to be granted, though just one of these two birds, Cobbler or Gobbler, will be the full-fledged National Thanksgiving Turkey, and the White House is letting you vote for the winner. PETA doesn’t like the turkey pardon photo op, not one bit.
Pardon me, but haven’t we had enough of elections? (Personally, I’m casting a write-in vote for Admiral Ackbar.)
PETA doesn’t like the turkey pardon photo op, not one bit, because it "makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds and portrays the United States president as being in some sort of business partnership with the turkey-killing industry."
PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk wants the First Family to have a Tofurky instead. Lost your appetite yet?
Speaking of Puritans, the New England landing spot of the Pilgrims may be in the heart of one of the more secular regions in the country, but they still have blue laws against stores opening on Thanksgiving.