Thanksgiving is a much-loved holiday, anopportunity for giving thanks and celebratinglife. It’s a break in this hectic world to gettogether with friends and family, and share ourappreciation for the bountiful food available tous. Unfortunately, our common perception of traditionseems tobe focusedon thebody of a deadturkey,millionsof whomend upin the onthe dinnertables across Canada.As advocates for those who cannot speak forthemselves, we’re asking people to reconsiderthe “traditional” Thanksgiving turkey dinner,and instead celebrate health and life with aplant-based, vegan Thanksgiving dinner.
Will You Join Us in a New Thanksgiving Tradition?
The Life and Death of a Turkey
While we don’t want to dwell on the negativesduring what should be a happy time, it’s importantdecide what to eat and serve to others basedon sound knowledge. Upwards of 20 millionturkeys will be raised and slaughtered in Canada
this year. Cramped in giant, lthy barns, they
never get to step outside or breath fresh air. De-beaking and de-toeing are standard proceduresthat cause much pain and distress. Turkeys havebeen subject to generations of selective breedingwhich has resulted in birds too large to bear theirown weight, who cannot breed normally, and are
Contrary to popular belief, most so-called free-range turkeys do not live better or more naturallives. Since turkeys are rarely caged, all of themcan be technically labeled free-range. Considering the many options, why not celebratehealth and life with foods that are truly life-
afrming, good for us, and good for the other
animals we share this world with?