Vegan MoFo #19 – I just adopted this wonderful turkey, named Harley! Although I’m Canadian and not American, I forgot to adopt my turkey in time for our Thanksgiving, which is in October. So I did it today, and still in time for the American Thanksgiving next week.
My $30 donation to Farm Sanctuary helps provide for the care off Harley, and his other awesome turkey buddies, at Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California.
Turkeys are amazing animals, but unfortunately, according to Farm Sanctuary, “between 250 and 300 million turkeys are raised for slaughter every year in the U.S. – more than 46 million alone for Thanksgiving.” It sucks that a holiday that is so great for getting together with our loved ones and giving thanks has also been so closely tied with the slaughter of millions of animals.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Traditions can change to fit with today’s morals and times! You can prepare a vegan thanksgiving meal this year, and be thankful for the real things that matter (friends, family, health), instead of celebrating the murder of innocent animals. And you can adopt one of the very special turkeys below and help ensure that they live a full and happy life. Now that would be something to be thankful for! :)