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!