Actress 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 Project — a 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.