Veg Thanksgiving: Really, Why Not?
Not only is it easier than ever to celebrate a vegetarian Thanksgiving, it's also more important than ever before. Earlier this year, PETA conducted its first-ever investigation of a turkey slaughterhouse. The appalling abuses documented at a Butterball slaughterhouse that slaughters 50,000 birds each day beg us to leave turkeys off our tables this holiday. Slaughterhouse workers were seen stomping on and punching live birds and slamming them against walls. One worker stepped on a turkey's head until her skull exploded, one caused a turkey's spine to pop out by slamming her against a metal handrail, and another inserted his finger into a bird's vagina. These sickening abuses were not isolated incidents: They're par for the course in poultry slaughterhouses, as previous PETA undercover investigations have shown. For more information, please visit ButterballCruelty.com.
When we're giving thanks this holiday, it seems a lot more appropriate to do so without the guilt of supporting the horrible abuses of the turkey industry--especially when easy and tasty alternatives to turkey flesh are readily available.