An animal rights group has made an unusual request to a Texas town.

PETA wants Turkey, Texas to change its name to Tofurkey for just one day.

The town is known for the large number of wild turkeys in the area.

In a letter this week to Mayor Pat Carson, PETA said changing the name to Tofurkey would encourage people not to eat turkey on Thanksgiving in order to promote awareness about the cruelty to the birds.

We don't sit around killing all the turkeys. I don't see any point in it at all, said resident Laura Stewart.

The mayor says the town's name will not be changed.

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