As members and supporters of the FBF, we know that you, like us, want to do everything possible to alleviate animal suffering. That’s why we are hoping that this year on Thanksgiving, you will join us in celebrating Thanksliving instead.
Part of celebrating Thanksliving is the conscious decision to lessen the suffering of animals that are forced to become an edible part of Thanksgiving celebrations. AKA, a lot of animals are killed or abused to make the traditional Thanksgiving meal, from turkeys that become the main course, to chickens and cows that suffer on factory farms in order for people to use their eggs and milk in side dishes.
Instead of participating in this pageant of cruelty, we can eat animal-free this holiday instead!
If you aren’t up for making the main dish, brands like Tofurky and Gardein offer holiday loaves, faux turkeys, and more. But, you can also get your hands dirty and try making some casseroles or stews that are vegan but aren’t meant to replace turkey. There are TONS of delicious recipes floating around on the internet. Plus, many popular side dishes are easily made without animal products: green beans, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, just to name a few. You can even make creamed spinach with a milk alternative or a sweet potato bake with vegan marshmallows.
Adopt a Turkey
One of the best parts about Thanksliving is getting to do something worthwhile for others. Many volunteers like to serve dinner at soup kitchens, but we like to do something for the poor birds who have been abused and brought up solely so people can kill and eat them during the holidays. One thing that can make your Thanksliving extra special this year is to find a sanctuary that houses rescued turkeys and donate to that sanctuary in the name of one of their birds. Your newly “adopted” friend will be so grateful that you did!
After launching the Erumpent Rescue campaign a month ago, we have been floored by your response to the plight of erumpents and rhinos!
These tasty and animal-friendly treats are a perfect way to celebrate helping erumpents!
Like us here at The Fantastic Beasts Foundation, did you watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and find yourself drooling over the delicacies in Jacob Kowalski’s bakery at the end of the movie? Well you are in luck, because he has been a dear and sent over one of his secret recipes just for us to share with our members! In honor of the magnificent erumpent and our campaign to save them, the recipe he has shared with us is for his famous Erumpent-shaped croissant. And of course, because Jacob is such a friend to fantastic beasts both magical and muggle, his recipe is fully vegan!
Five Rhino Rescues and Sanctuaries Newt Scamander would be proud of
How to cast a shield charm over the animals affected by these hurricanes
In the wake of the devastating hurricanes that have hit the southern United States, Mexico, and Caribbean countries in the past month or so, many wild and domestic animals have suffered neglect, trauma, and displacement as a direct result of both the weather and of human ignorance (many people illegally left their pets behind when they evacuated). To help these animals, we’d like to share a few of the many shelters, rescue organizations, and sanctuaries that could use our help.
Use these eleven dance moves the next time you need to lure an erumpent into your suitcase.
Thanks to archive footage of the great magizoologist Newt Scamander, we here at the Fantastic Beasts Foundation have learned how to do the Erumpent mating dance. Here’s how!
In honor of our Erumpent Rescue campaign, we want to introduce you to the magical creatures that the campaign is all for.
Our magical creature in the Wizarding World is the Erumpent. The erumpent is a “medium-sized” beast with a thick, rope-like tail, grey skin, and a sharp horn on its nose. It is prized among some witches and wizards for the magical properties of its tail and horn, so unfortunately erumpents are hunted and killed legally. In the muggle world, the erumpent finds its counterpart in the rhinoceros, a being which similarly is grey-skinned and has one or two horns, but which differs in size and is in fact illegal to kill and trade parts of.
The Fantastic Beasts Foundation launched campaign to help South African rhinos
Today, we are launching “Erumpent Rescue” with our partners Saving the Survivors and Action for Rhinos! We hope to get Harry Potter fans just like you aware of the problems of Rhino poaching in Africa and involve you in helping to save endangered rhinos.
World renowned Singing Sorceress talks helping rhinos in an exclusive interview
Fantastic Beasts Foundation Executive Director and Celestina Warbeck fan club VP, Tylor Starr, was able to catch up with Celestina Warbeck while her current As Loving as a Lethifold tour makes a stop in Diagon Alley. Hear what inspired her latest album, what she wants her fans to do to help erumpents, and what’s next for the Singing Sorceress!
The production follows in the compassionate steps of the London production
The Fantastic Beasts Foundation is pleased to announce that we have heard directly from the production itself that “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Broadway will not be using live animals.