Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gentle Thanksgiving


I found this wonderful website earlier today. Goes along with everything I have been saying in regards to thanksgiving.

Be thankful, kind and compassionate this holiday. Let the Turkeys live; I guarantee you, they will be thankful.

Some of the big points from the site (and the movement).

Reasons to not kill Turkeys for a human holiday:


For the Animals

Abusing and killing an innocent bird betrays the life-affirming spirit of giving thanks for our life, health, and happiness. The nearly 300 million turkeys killed each year in the U.S. spend their entire lives crammed in large sheds with little room to move. Artificially inseminated and selectively bred to gain enormous amounts of weight, they suffer heart attacks, broken limbs, lameness, and death from their genetically-induced accelerated growth rate. Most of these same conditions apply to "free range" turkeys.


For Your Health

Turkey flesh is loaded with cholesterol and saturated fats, which have been linked conclusively with an elevated risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases that kill 1.3 million Americans annually. Turkey flesh is also contaminated with deadly pathogens and antibiotics.


For the Globe

In addition to threatening personal health, factory farming is a global problem. Much of the 10 billion pounds of manure generated by 7,300 turkey farms in 33 states ends up in our drinking water. Grain fed to turkeys is denied to millions of starving people in the world's most impoverished nations.


Just think about how little you need to give up and how much they will gain. One meal for a life. I don't think that is a fair trade.

My heart goes out to all the Turkeys who have lost their lives for this bloody holiday. <3


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