by MPD
Categories: Animals, Causes, People
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re already perfecting our favorite Tofurky recipes…and so is Ellen!

It’s just been announced that Ellen DeGeneres will serve as the 2010 spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project — an annual program that educates the public and offers a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving.

Says DeGeneres, “Save a life this Thanksgiving, and join me in starting a new tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one through Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project.”

According to Farm Sanctuary, between 250 to 300 million turkeys are raised for slaughter every year in the U.S. — more than 46 million alone for Thanksgiving. Moreover, turkeys are excluded from the Humane Slaughter Act, which means their deaths are often far from humane.

As Ecorazzi has reported numerous times, Ellen is a super passionate vegan and loves to support eco/animal causes. So, of course, we’re not surprised to see she’s jumped on board with this campaign.

Wanna start a new T-day tradition? Visit AdoptATurkey.org to learn how!