PETA Wants Town Of "Turkey" Renamed "Tofurky"

A small northern Texas town is the target of an animal rights group this holiday season.

PETA is calling on the town of Turkey to change its name for Thanksgiving.

Instead, PETA is suggesting the town call itself "Tofurky."

Travis Ruiz has reaction from people living in the town.

"What do I think of changing Turkey's name to Tofurky? I think it's about the stupidest thing I've ever heard."

It's that sentiment shared by many in this sweet little town of Turkey, Texas-- with less than 500 residents. It's almost like a joke to them. Controversial animal rights group PETA wants them to change the city's name to-- get this-- Tofurky.

"It’s clear residents of turkey are against the name change. They don't want this sign to say Tofurky, Texas."

"No. We love Turkey and we're not about to change our name."

PETA says turkeys suffer everyday of their lives and by changing the city's name to Tofurky, compassion for turkeys will be promoted.

But residents say it's actually insulting.

"We are insulted."


"We love Turkey and we're proud of being Turkey."

And here's a message to that animal rights group.

"Well, I believe in everybody having their own opinion, but there's a bumper sign that you can get any place in Texas at tourist bureaus. It says, 'Don't mess with Texas.' My theory is, we're going to make a new sign-- don't mess with Turkey, Texas."

PETA sent a letter to the mayor asking for the name change for just Thanksgiving Day.

It said in the letter that if the town changed it's name, the animal rights group would give the town a healthy vegan feast for all its residents.

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