Posts Tagged ‘turkey’
Posted by tinako on October 14, 2015
Posted by tinako on October 2, 2010
It’s time to start thinking about bringing home a Thanksgiving turkey, only instead of taking a life, consider making this Thanksgiving about giving life.
Turkeys are my favorite animals when I go to visit the shelter. Chickens there usually run away from strangers, but the turkeys are curious and gentle, especially the males, who come as fast as they can to see us and then hang out, just looking at us and accepting petting of their soft heads and feathers. I wish there was some way I could keep them in my yard, but I don’t think I have the resources. So I’ll do the next best thing. For $30 I can “adopt” a turkey so she can live her life in peace on a farm shelter. She’ll be in our hearts as we enjoy our feast.
Posted by tinako on November 25, 2009
Whenever I visit my local Farm Sanctuary, a vegan forever-sanctuary for rescued farm animals, my favorite part of the visit is the turkeys, and I know I’m not alone in this. They are so easy to love.
This male turkey was so gentle and regal. He came right out to see us and liked to walk back and forth. He seemed to like us petting him, and his head was so soft, like a baby’s skin.
I, like many vegans, find Thanksgiving a very difficult holiday. When I see the body on the counter, I know that I am the first and last person encountering this animal to feel any pity for it.
This post is in memory of the 45 million turkeys killed for this one Thursday in November.