PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — doesn’t want vegan traffic violators to go hungry in Fort Worth this Thanksgiving.
The animal rights group announced it’s willing to supply Fort Worth police with tofu turkeys, after officers gave away frozen turkeys instead of tickets last week, FOX 4 reports.
“When people learn that smart, sensitive turkeys are electrocuted and that their throats are slit for Thanksgiving dinner, they’re eager to try a healthy, humane vegan holiday meal,” PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo said in a statement. “By gobbling up PETA’s offer of delicious Tofurky roasts, the Fort Worth Police Department can give everyone something to be thankful for.”
Fort Worth officers decided to give away turkeys instead of tickets during traffic stops last week after receiving a donation from Metro Ministries.
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No word yet from police whether they plan to take PETA up on its offer.
The Tofurky website brags about the product’s “over-the-top flavor,” while PETA touts its lack of cholesterol.