"We like Turkey. We are proud to be Turkey."
You hear that PETA? The proud folks of Turkey, Texas aren't interested in changing the name of their town just because you want them to.
And they're certainly not interested in changing it to Tofurky, as you're requesting.
Yes, in the latest of PETA's long line of campaigns aimed at promoting animal rights, the organization wants Turkey to change to name to its soy-based cousin for one day, as a way of protesting the bird's annual Thanksgiving mass consumption.
"Changing the town's name to Tofurky will remind people around the country that we each can have a delicious, protein-packed, and satisfying Thanksgiving meal without supporting animal abuse," they write in a letter to Turkey Mayor Pat Carson.
Tofurky, PETA explains, "is a savory, flavorful, "meaty" vegan entrée with wild-rice and bread-crumb stuffing that is 100 percent cruelty-free." And to sweeten the offer, the group says it will provide a free Tofurky feast for the entire town if they accept.
There's been no official response from town officials, but ConnectAmarillo.com says they reportedly will not be biting on this one.