McCartney Says Skip the Turkey on Thanksgiving

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WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week.



The British rock legend, sporting a gray shirt with an "eat no turkey" design, is featured on the website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal," the group says.

More than 45 million turkeys will make their way onto American dinner tables on Thursday, and another 22 million are consumed at Christmas, according to PETA.

Each year, US presidents grant a pardon to one or two turkeys -- a tradition that only dates back to president George Bush in 1989, even though Thanksgiving was first celebrated by pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England.

The pardoned birds spend their golden years on George Washington's estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

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je3ninas

You're English, mind your own business..................and dye your hair some more. You look stupid

November 23 2012 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chadsmith098

People, just get over it, eat what you want on TDay while I have my turkey and stuffing.

November 23 2012 at 3:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mbcem443

Next he will be an expert on foreign policy like Springsteen and Clooney. Shut up and sing. Better yet, shut up.

November 23 2012 at 12:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Paul

Macca knows about turkeys for sure. EVERY song he's done since "Let It Be". And "Ebony and Ivory" was the biggest turkey of all! Hey, Pauly, MYOFB.

November 22 2012 at 10:52 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Mel

I'll stop eating them when he stops marrying them.

November 22 2012 at 7:00 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
larrykaren7613

Is it ok to eat a turkey if it like dies in it's sleep of old age?

November 22 2012 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
massagepatrick

I LOVE PAUL!! BIG FREAKING FAN HERE,MATE! LOVE YOU DUDE! I EAT MEAT,IM QUITE THE PIG,ACTUALLY, AND I LOVE SIR PAUL! I dont get all the insults. Hes like Michael or Elvis! Damn!

November 22 2012 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aromaremedies

yes and please do talk about the Chinese who buy the penis's of slaughtered (nearly extinct) endangered tigers believing that taking the powdered penis will improve their non existent libido and make their penis larger. He can also talk about Japan's slaughter of shark fins for shark fin soup(100 million sharks last year alone!) throwing the animal back in the water after they have sliced their fins off and then they drown or the Koreans that think that eating dogs are food and Uganda where they are slaughtering the last elephants so that Asians, particularly the Japanese and China allegedly want the ivory (didnt that end already??) or the Canadians who clobber and slaughter seals for their hide these people are so evil words cannot describe how evil they are....the devil is real

November 22 2012 at 4:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
aromaremedies

yes and while he is at it please get real vocal about the Vietnamese "tradition" of taking a pig forcibly holding it down while it lies on its back screaming and slicing its belly open while still alive and pulling its internal organs out for "good luck" if you do not believe this vile ugly heinous devil practice then look it up ..these people got what they deserve and will continue to get what they deserve ..hopefully they will get a big plague there and we can rid the world of this and so many evils against animals thank you Paul!

November 22 2012 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dnic101777

Douche nice songs but that is about it

November 22 2012 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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