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
dnic101777

Douche nice songs but that is about it

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

No way--Paul can champion turkeys, I'll eat them. As for tons of tasty vegan recipes, none of them taste like turkey, which YOU may not like, but I love. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22 2012 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
foiegraswoody

Bullshit...Bring back Foiegras

November 22 2012 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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