APwv 11/26 0141 W.Va. Briefs MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- A Hare Krishna group treated 20 tu

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APwv 11/26 0141 W.Va. Briefs MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- A Hare Krishna group treated 20 turkeys to a vegetarian meal in a turnabout of the Thanksgiving tradition. Kirtanananda Swami Bhaktipada, the spiritual leader of the sect's New Vrindaban community, said Wednesday the event was staged to mark the fifth year of the groups' Palace Charities Vegetarian Meals on Wheels. "Everyone who eats poor innocent animals is breaking God's law," Bhaktipada said. "The animal ... takes his birth in this great country of ours and therefore has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. "On Thanksgiving, everyone is thankful except the poor turkeys." The turkeys used in the event were donated by Farm Sanctuary, a non-profit animal protection agency based in Rockland, Del. The birds will be allowed to live on the sect's compound, Bhaktipada said.

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