Turkey Day

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Instead of Caturday, I am taking the time to have a “turkey day”. No, not Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving to me is about the harvest, but plant harvest, not animal. I always do take some time to honor turkeys around this time of year because so many are killed for this holiday. I submitted a few turkey pieces of art to the 46 million turkeys art project, which will be installed in Maine.

I know most people get together with family and feel like they don’t have a choice about whether to eat turkey or not. Even some vegetarians cheat on Thanksgiving. But take a minute to consider the amount of lives lost, and also that turkeys are some of the most interesting and creative birds. I won’t go into details about the horrors they suffer, just honor them here and think of them alive and happy.

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Of course a felt one.

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If you are vegan or vegetarian, what’s on your compassionate menu this Thanksgiving? For us it’s stuffed squash, mashed potatoes, greens, pumpkin pie, baked tofu, green beans, and maybe apple crisp.

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5 thoughts on “Turkey Day

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