Paul McCartney Lectures Americans to Skip Turkey for Thanksgiving; Eat a 'Cruelty Free' Vegetable Meal

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.

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72 comments on “Paul McCartney Lectures Americans to Skip Turkey for Thanksgiving; Eat a 'Cruelty Free' Vegetable Meal
  1. Dreamer says:

    I am the Walrus, coo coo ca choo.

  2. Dick Grace says:

    Burned out doper with no idea of where reality is or how to get there.

  3. LARA says:



    hey Paul you stay on your side of the Pond we’ll stay on our side, oh by the way your net worth is approx 2 Billion from what I hear and read why dont you invest the $25k to get a face lift, speaking of Turkeys look at your neck.

  5. amandaleane says:

    note to all vegetarians,,,,,, you claim cruelty to animals who are slaughtered for consumption,,,,, how do you feel about killing the living, breathing plant you’re consuming???? isn’t that cruelty to the plant????? ahhh yeppperssss!!!!! hypocrites!!!

    • Nadine says:

      I was raised on a farm where NOTHING went to waste! We grew & slaughtered what we needed…NO vegitarians in Missouri!! (And it all was fresh & YUMMY)..not like the crap in the stores!

  6. CJ says:

    Paul is my favorite artist…Love the music, hate his politics…shut up and sing!!!

    • Jo Hughes says:

      CJ –
      Sir Paul McCartney’s music is MINDLESS!!
      Example – ‘someone’s knocking on the door – someone’s ringing the bell. open the door & let him in – over & over & over…..equals MINDLESS!!
      I do agree that he should shut up, though.

  7. Kenny Croley says:

    This from the guy who broke up the greatest band in rock history.You dubbed John out of the single,it was one of his best guitar leads,but I have the album[Let It Be],and his lead comes in loud and clear.Ringo is the only good one left !

  8. Azhot says:

    F*** Raul Mcboobny!

  9. Art Perez says:

    This is to the people posting here, you guys are all idiots, if the guy want to be a veggie, let him. Why jump on his back? You have your right to kill innocent animals and he has his right to object to it. correct?

    • Cliffystones says:

      He’s using his celebrity status to try and tell us how to live our lives. So “the people posting here” using this forum to tell him where he can shove his opinion seems pretty fair to me.

    • Nadine says:

      He has NO right chimming in on OUR Traditions! He can eat what the hell he wants…just keep your opinions to yourself about OUR Thanksgiving!

    • Barbara says:

      The domestic turkey will naturally die when it gets to be about 2 years old. They are so genetically modified to grow fast and put on weight fast. They grow old fast and die sooner than the wild turkeys.

      • Dori Herndon says:

        I have a pet turkey who just wondered on to my farm and decided to stay so I’m not positive about the age but he was grown when he came and he’s been here close to about half a year. He’s fairly friendly and certainly not a wild breed. He is going strong. (I like to make things with the feathers he sheds.) As long as turkeys are not pumped up with hormones to make them fat, they live a good long time. He’s not a bad flier either.

    • Jenner says:

      We don’t need his celebrity “expertise ” advising us. Who cares what he thinks?
      I wonder if he wears leather?

  10. agbjr says:

    A British Subject lecturing United States Citizens on how they should celebrate an American national holiday … uhh duh? Sir Paul, it is best you keep to yourself your frankly asinine opinions about American traditions.

  11. redneck says:

    paul needs to go pound sand and stay the hell outta my kitchen. another liberal jackass getting in the way of my god given right for the pursuit of happienss

  12. Jay. says:

    For a bunch of godless,”non judgemental” bunch these peta and beatle guy sure like to pass judgement and call us cruel and evil,I admit I never liked the beatles and thought their followers were and are idiots considering how godless and comunists they were in their day…anyway I am a member of the other,better,cool PETA = People eating tasty animals,screw McCartney and peta….and let us not waste our time reporting idiocies like this.

  13. Laster says:

    Hey don’t you dudes know Sir Paul is a commie over here converting all our you g kids who have not been converted by Marxist teachers. So yiu tell him. Imdaremhimmnot get a facelift. Burn all b eatle records. Yiu should not be encouraging a commie. a commie is a commie. Eat turkey. Good for yiu.

    • LC says:

      They are not tortured. Did you ever see animals like tigers in the wild go after their prey? Its a slow death for their prey before they actually kill them. Besides how would you keep the over population of animals in check? When you have over population of animals they end up starving to death. Is that what you want to happen?

  14. KittyKittyKit says:

    I’m no vegan but I can’t say I disagree with his idea. Won’t be good for the turkey business but it’s sad what they do to turkeys and chickens…..down-right sad, that an animal has to live such a tortured life before being mecilessly slaughtered.

  15. ruth says:

    Don’t tell me what to eat for Thanksgiving, you POS! I’ll buy 2 turkeys now!