Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week already? I’m sure at this point you guys have your menus planned and are looking forward to sitting down with family to a compassionate meal. Holiday gatherings can be tough for vegans sometimes, given that the centerpiece of most dinners is turkey and the majority of us aren’t blessed with vegan relatives. Just remember to show compassion for everyone in your family and bring delicious vegan food to wow them with.
A lot of people don’t realize that turkeys are smart, social animals. They play, they make lifelong friends and like all other living creatures possess a desire to live. I’ve visited sanctuaries and had a turkey climb onto my lap and fall asleep while I scratched her neck just like a dog would. Yet people consume these beautiful birds without a second thought while the idea of eating a dog horrifies them. It’s a strange strange contradiction. Just like the popular slogan “Why love one and eat the other?” What makes one ok and the other atrocious? Is it simply upbringing and the general cultural acceptance of society? I don’t have the answers, but I’m getting off topic about what I really want to talk about and that is the GOOD you can do this year by adopting a rescued turkey from Farm Sanctuary!
You can help one of the most amazing rescue organizations while celebrating the life of a turkey (not the consumption of it) this Thanksgiving! I even added this to my Vegan Holiday Gift Guide as an excellent gift idea to do in a loved one’s name. Find out more about each turkey’s story and personality by visiting Farm Sanctuary and watching the short video below!
Happy ThanksLIVING everyone!