Fall is here again, meaning the country is already preparing for Thanksgiving in November. Though most Americans are looking forward to the feasting holiday, the White House might fundamentally change Thanksgiving traditions that we all have come to love.
Why? Because they’re “OFFENSIVE!”
According to The Hill, PETA is calling on the Obama daughters to urge their father to put an end to the “offensive turkey pardon” ceremony. Last year, the animal rights organization send a letter to Sasha and Malia urging them to cite their family “values” of struggling for civil rights when they confront their father about the ceremony.
“You come from a family whose members don’t hesitate to fight for those who have been oppressed by standing up for civil rights, women’s rights, and LGBT rights,” Rachelle Owen, a senior manager in the group’s youth division, wrote to the girls.
“Obviously, you’re familiar with the horrible ways that people often treat others who are viewed as ‘different’ simply because of superficial physical differences or cruel traditions,” she added. “This year, we would like to ask you to lend your powerful and influential voices to another group whose voices often go unheard: animals.”
Owen lamented that millions of “sensitive, curious, loyal” turkeys — “who even purr like kittens when they’re happy” are killed for Thanksgiving every year.
“No animal wants to die, and if turkeys could, they would beg for your family to pardon not one but all of them from a lifetime of suffering and a violent, terrifying death,” the PETA activist concluded.
Though their efforts to stop the ceremony failed miserably last year, PETA has already renewed their efforts for 2015. Personally, I don’t give a hoot about the turkey pardoning ceremony, but if any liberal gets between me and my Thanksgiving meal, I’ll fight them myself!
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