by MPD
Categories: Animals, Eats, People
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image002Actress extraordinaire and one of Ecorazzi’s Top 5 Vegan Celebrities of 2009, Ginnifer Goodwin, is teaming up with Farm Sanctuary to launch their annual Adopt-A-Turkey Projecta national program designed to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by educating the public and offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving.

Each year more than 45 million turkey’s are slaughtered for Thanksgiving alone — a number we think is totally ridiculous!  About the campaign, Ginnifer said:

“After spending time with the rescued turkeys at Farm Sanctuary’s shelter and seeing how similar they are to my furry companion animals at home, I knew I needed to do everything in my power to protect these friendly and curious birds from the daily pain and suffering they endure on factory farms. With so many delicious, cruelty-free Thanksgiving dishes available, there is no reason why any living being should be treated like an unfeeling commodity. I encourage everyone to start a new, compassionate Thanksgiving tradition this year and Adopt-A-Turkey, rather than eat one.”

You can bet your bottom dollar that here at the Razz our Thanksgiving table will be turkey-free. What about you? Will you be going turkey-free this holiday season? Chime in and let us know!

Make sure to visit AdoptATurkey.org to find out how you can participate in Farm Sanctuary’s annual campaign.

  • Georgina

    This year my husband and i (the only two vegetarians in our immediate family) will spend Thanksgiving at my brother/sister in law’s house. It was decided by the hostess that she did not want to cook up a turkey so we will do it potluck style; my husband and i will bring up two dishes (cruelty free), my other brother in law will do the same, plus the host/hostess dishes. It will be a nice Thanksgiving without the reminder that there is a dead bird in the center of the table. I plan in bringing delicious dishes so that our relatives can see that vegetarians DO IT better…the cooking, that is ;)

  • http://www.vegoutwithus.wordpress.com Jessica

    She’s so awesome. I love this project & will definitely be adopting several turkeys this year for myself & my family.

  • jamie lynn

    no turkey for us!! but i’m still making stuffing… ;)

  • http://www.twitter.com/shenanigans Mo

    I did this last year for a few of my relatives. Every one of them told me, after, that they felt guilty for making a turkey after. Sadly, not guilty enough to not plan a meat thanksgiving this year, but I’m going to just keep adopting turkeys and sending my meat-eating relatives the adopt cards!

  • VeggieTart

    My Thanksgiving tradition for the past few years has been to attend the local vegetarian society’s Life-Affirming Thanksgiving Celebration, and my boyfriend and I will probably go again this year.

  • Dan

    I love Ginnifer Goodwin! She is so awesome. I met her at TAFA.