Adopt a Turkey

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! :)

Jordan

Daphne

Reese

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    4 Comments

    1. oh I <3 you even more now!! :)

      Jason's parents give us a gift each holiday, a donation in our name to Heifer International. I love it!!

      I am going to do this too, Right Now !! thanks for sharing!!

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      • vegangela says:

        Cool! My parents have adopted goats through them and I’ve adopted Hare Krishna cows before but this is my first turkey. Feels good to know I’m able to help a little fellow like that out! :)

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    2. Toby says:

      Good on you, Angela.
      I met a Turkey at Edger Mission. He is so cool!
      The Pilgrims didn’t eat Turkey anyway. (http://hnn.us/articles/406.html)

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      • vegangela says:

        Hey, thanks for your comment and great fact about the pilgrims! And yes, turkeys are cool – they have such personality! :)

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