PETA’s new Thanksgiving ad upsets some

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PETA’s latest “Go Veg” campaign features a frowning mother slicing into a living bird as blood splatters on the faces and hands of her children, who watch in horror.

The advertisement will be posted on bus shelters in Harrisburg, according to ABC27. According to PETA’s estimate, around 45 million birds are killed annually around Thanksgiving. The birds are also fed loads of growth hormones to build up their weight before slaughter.

“Thanksgiving should really be a time for compassion and reflection and it just doesn’t make sense to celebrate a holiday like that with the rotting corpse of some bird who suffered in life and in death and as a center piece,” PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt said.

The ad drew the usual criticism on PETA, with some people saying it is “too graphic for children.”

PETA admits to its shock value in tens of ads and has since its creation…

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Spain’s Image Tarnished as Politicians Vote to Protect Bullfighting Cruelty

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A coalition of 6 international animal welfare organizations has expressed its dismay at the decision by members of the Spanish Senate in favor of legislation that will see bullfighting promoted and protected by the State. The new law will recognize the cruel spectacle as cultural heritage and allow the use of public funds to sustain the industry despite substantial opposition from the Spanish public.

The Senate’s decision follows a vote by the Congress of Deputies in October which also supported the legislation. Despite politicians in both houses submitting amendments and speaking out against the cruelty of bullfighting, the legislation was adopted by 144 votes for, to 26 against, with 54 abstentions and will now become law.

The #LoveSpainHateBullfights coalition comprising CAS International, Humane Society International, League Against Cruel Sports, PETA, the platform Torture is not Culture and World Society for the Protection of Animals, releases the following statement:

“We are…

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