FORT WORTH, Texas - An animal rights organization wants to join in on the fun after hearing about North Texas police officers giving out turkeys instead of tickets.
PETA is offering to donate vegan Tofurky roasts to the Fort Worth Police Department to give out to residents who may not be able to eat meat during the holidays for religious, ethical or environmental reasons.
The organization says it would like to help the police department “serve” (up a vegan holiday dinner) and “protect” (residents' health) by donating cholesterol-free vegan Tofurky roasts.
"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," says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. "By gobbling up PETA's offer of delicious Tofurky roasts, the Fort Worth Police Department can give everyone something to be thankful for."
Last week, the police department received a large donation of frozen turkeys. But instead of keeping them, officers gave away about 25 frozen turkeys to people at minor traffic stops instead of giving them a ticket.
No word yet from Fort Worth PD if they accepted PETA's offer.