I still have to post a few things on our trip back home, but thought I'd take a moment to share a little something I posted on Veganista:
Ever wanted to pardon a turkey, but didn't have the funds to run for president? Great news! You can adopt one!
Last year, though I was, yes, a vegetarian, I bought a free-range Heritage turkey from a local farmer. We were having family over and I felt it wouldn't be right not have turkey (then again - pilgrims didn't really have turkey at their feast!). Any who, I couldn't even cook the thing, leaving it to my mother-in-law while I secretly cried in the bathroom. The guilt!
I refused to ever have a turkey at my Thanksgiving ever again.
This year, we are an ocean away from the United States, but that doesn't mean we won't be celebrating Thanksgiving. I have SO many plans - vegan dishes, organic decorations. But there is one thing that will never be on that list - turkey.
So, if you feel the same way I do about this, please consider adopting a turkey. Just click HERE to go to Adopt A Turkey Project. Save a life, build some karma, and have a feast for which you (and a certain cute creature) are especially thankful for.
Do you really need a tryptophan (or as Matt says, tryptoleen, haha) induced nap? Or the added calories and bulk a turkey brings? Didn't think so. Instead of spending that money on a dead turkey, why don't you protect a live one?