This is one of those ideas that would have been best left as an idea.
For the most part, I think we can all agree that PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) mostly does good work on behalf of animals. No one wants an innocent animal to suffer, and it’s good that there’s an organization out there looking out for them.
However, I think everyone would also agree that PETA went a step too far with an image that they shared yesterday during Thanksgiving. As you’ll see in the image below, the organization wanted people to give thanks that turkeys wouldn’t slice humans up if they had the chance to eat us.
Let me tell you…any experience or interaction that I’ve ever had with a turkey could be described as hostile and unfriendly. I very much believe that turkeys would capture us humans and cook us up if they had a chance, solely based on their demeanor.
The image that PETA shared (and has since stood by) shows a group of turkeys (and other birds) sitting around the Thanksgiving table holding hands and praying blessings over their meal, which is a golden brown human being.
The caption reads:
“We’re lucky turkeys would never do this to us—you don’t have to do it to them, either.”
We’re lucky turkeys would never do this to us—you don’t have to do it to them, either.
Did you get a chance to catch that community note below the post?
Community notes are included on X (formerly Twitter) to help cut down on misinformation, often correcting posts on the social media sites to make sure no one is fooled or misguided. And in rare circumstances, like this one with PETA, the community note comes in to absolutely OWN the misinformation and really stick it to those spreading false news:
“Turkeys are not vegetarians. Turkeys eat mice, lizards, frogs, and just about anything they can fit in their mouth.
If turkeys were larger or had the technological means to farm and eat humans, their current diet reveals they likely would.”
You heard it right there.
If turkeys had the means to eat humans, they would absolutely do it. So that PETA post can be categorized as “misinformation” as far as I’m concerned. Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without a big ole turkey on the table, so keep up the good work PETA, just leave Turkey Day alone…
Everyone online seemed to agree with me on this one:
You really thought you done something with this didn’t you 🤣🤣🤣🤣