Celebrate ThanksVegan this Year!
PETA is launching a fresh take on the traditional Thanksgiving! What is ‘ThanksVegan’?!❤
ThanksVegan is a day when compassionate people feast on meat-free roasts, mashed potatoes made with dairy-free milk and butter, stuffing and green bean casserole made with vegetable broth, and vegan pumpkin pie topped with Cool Whip whipped cream!
It’s a day to enjoy all the traditional Thanksgiving staples that we know and love — without contributing to the suffering that comes with raising and killing animals for food.
Spread Compassion: Encourage Local Restaurants to Offer ThanksVegan Meals!
This year, there’s more than one way to help animals by celebrating ThanksVegan. In addition to cooking your own Thanksgiving feast, you can make a big difference in your community by asking local restaurants to serve a vegan dish — or dishes — this Thanksgiving season.
There’s never been a better time to add festive vegan fare — the sale of vegan meat increased nearly 150% in 2019 and has continued to skyrocket during the pandemic!
With so many delicious animal-free roasts available today — including Tofurky’s Plant-Based Roast, Field Roast’s Celebration Roast, Trader Joe’s Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast, and more — it’s easy for restaurants to add a humane holiday option to menus.
Companies across the country — including MOM’s Organic Market, Veestro, and Price Chopper❤ — have already agreed to participate in ThanksVegan and will be offering plenty of festive, animal-free fare. And nearly two dozen restaurants have signed on, including Veg’n Out in La Mesa, California; Green New American Vegetarian in Phoenix; Kahiau’s Bakery & Cafe in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Bandaloop in Arundel, Maine.
Why Celebrating Compassionately Matters
When given a good life at a sanctuary, turkeys often follow humans around like puppies looking for treats and affection!❤
They’ve also been known to fall asleep in people’s laps while being petted. Turkeys are caring parents and spirited explorers who can live up to 10 years, but those raised for food are normally slaughtered when they’re between 12 and 26 weeks old — and millions are killed each year for Thanksgiving alone. The young birds are hung by their feet from metal shackles and dragged through an electrified bath, and they’re often still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re dumped into scalding-hot defeathering tanks.
Cows, chickens, and other animals also suffer in order for the meat, egg, and dairy industries to produce butter, broth, and other conventional items that are used during the holidays and beyond. These animals aren’t so different from the cats and dogs with whom we lovingly share our homes and lives. It’s speciesist to act as though only certain animals experience pain and fear.
RINGLING IS KAPUT! BUT WE MUST END TRAVELING WILD ANIMAL SHOWS AT the CENTRUM – ALL OVER WORCESTER AND WORCESTER COUNTY! 🐯🐗ALL OVER THE WORLD!! – Rose T.: