Paul McCartney Urges People Not to Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving

| by Michael Allen

Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a vegetarian, has joined a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA] campaign to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving.

McCartney, wearing a gray shirt with an "eat no turkey" design, is featured on the website of PETA, reports AFP.

The text on the site reads: "This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal."

According to PETA, more than 45 million turkeys will be eaten on Thanksgiving, and another 22 million will be eaten on Christmas.

Employees at Butterball, a major supplier of turkeys, were recently caught abusing the birds in an undercover video.