Every November, families gather together to give thanks. At some point in American culture, eating turkeys became the symbolic way to give thanks. We are hoping to encourage our readers to rewrite that tradition. There has never been a more compelling time to rethink how we treat animals raised for food.
Thanksgiving usually marks the beginning of the holiday season. The holidays are often filled with family and friends, desserts and presents. Since we will all find ourselves on the giving and receiving ends, it’s the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate our role in the global community and how our choices affect everyone.
A Compassionate Thanksgiving is easier than you think. First we will offer you some important information regarding the detriment eating animals has caused and then showcase some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes.
Why Choose A Compassionate Thanksgiving?
For the Environment- The UN has noted the imperative of a shift toward a more vegetarian/vegan diet for sustainability.
For The Animals– The animal advocacy group, Mercy For Animals, has released their second video from an undercover investigation at Butterball’s turkey farms. The video exposes violent acts of animal cruelty and inhumane treatment.
For The Food!
One Green Planet– Acorn stuffed with Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf
Fat Free Vegan– Traditional Stuffing
Oh She Glows- Mashed Potatoes
Miso Vegan– Holiday Brussels Sprouts
Fit Sugar– Curried Pumpkin with Raisins
Happy Herbivore– Cranberry Sauce
Oh She Glows– Sweet Potato Casserole
Wicked Good Vegan– Tofurkey Loaf
Post Punk Kitchen-Maple Pecan Pie
Veggie Dream Girl– Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Crust
Skies The Limit!
If you are looking for more information, FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) has a great resource for all your Compassionate Holiday needs.