For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2022
Lauren Kent 202-483-7382
Brooklyn, N.Y. – On Wednesday, vegan Sen. Jabari Brisport will join PETA and Humane Long Island, along with a festive “turkey” mascot, in giving away tasty vegan roasts to encourage people to keep smart, inquisitive, and sensitive birds off the table and celebrate a healthy, humane, environmentally friendly “ThanksVegan” instead.
When: Wednesday, November 23, 12 noon
Where: Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St. (near the intersection with Marcy Avenue), Brooklyn
“This giveaway is all about uplifting the community with delicious, healthy meals that don’t require using animals,” says Brisport. “The meat industry is horrendously abusive to animals and exploitative of its workers. My friends at PETA and I are committed to making vegan eating accessible to all.”
“With Sen. Brisport’s help, we are happy to share hearty vegan roasts that spread comfort to local families and spare gentle turkeys a terrifying death,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages everyone to leave animals off their plates this holiday and every day.”
The giveaway follows the news that 12 former workers at Plainville Farms, a self-described “humane” turkey supplier, were recently charged with more than 140 counts of cruelty to animals following a PETA investigation—one of the many reasons, along with concerns for their own health and the environment, why more people than ever are seeking out animal-free fare for the holiday meal this year.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.