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PETA says Obama should have an 'eco-friendly vegan' Thanksgiving dinner

US President Barack Obama laughs with his daughters Sasha (C) and Malia in the Rose Garden of the White House during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon November 21, 2012 in Washington, DC, with the turkey Cobbler. Obama pardoned turkeys Cobbler and Gobbler, both raised in Rockingham County, Virginia. The turkeys will then spend the rest of the holiday season on display at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The turkeys were raised by Craig and Nancy Miller in Rockingham County, Virginia. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Mmmm... tofurkey.

Via Washington Secrets:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals today accused President Obama of “pimping” for the poultry industry with his annual pardoning of the official Thanksgiving turkey, but not condemning the killing of 45 million birds for the annual American feast.

In a video and letter to the president, PETA’s President Ingrid E. Newkirk said that Obama should instead set a new example for the nation by eating a vegan meal.


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