animal welfare, farm animals, Farm Sanctuary, Tierschutz, turkey

Thanksgiving Is Execution Time for Millions of Animals

Pepper photo: Farm Sanctuary

Pepper
photo: Farm Sanctuary

One of the biggest non-religious holidays, bringing together many families, continues to be the day for which millions of animals will be slaughtered. Sadly, the tradition of feasting on a bird’s carcass remains in place, even though vegetarianism and veganism are on the rise. There actually are many vegetarians and vegans who make an exception to their diet just so they do not have to stand up against the criticism of the carnivores surrounding them.

But it is actually easy to stick to a plant based diet during these feast days. Many dishes served “on the side” can be either made without any animal parts or are vegan anyway. You can find anything from vegan stuffing to fake turkey and vegan pumpkin pie in most grocery stores around the country.

So there is no need to worry. If you are invited to a carnivorous Thanksgiving dinner just bring some of those delicious foods along. The only thing to worry about is to bring enough to share.

And if you want to save some animals from execution please support sanctuaries that take care of these beings.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/41-delicious-vegan-thanksgiving-recipes#.tiq49x6pr6

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/24/vegan-thanksgiving-recipes_n_2077065.html

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/the-sanctuaries/watkins-glen-ny/

http://woodstocksanctuary.org

http://safehavenfarmsanctuary.org

https://casanctuary.org

http://www.sashafarm.org

Thank you for spreading the word on animal awareness!

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animal abuse, Mercy for Animals, turkey

Turkey Turture – not only on Thanksgiving

turkey chick

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Every day people believe eating lean meat will help them stay healthy. Where to find lean meat? Turkeys, of course.
So there are farms that produce turkeys. There, turkeys are only “things”, things that give meat.
Here is a report on what happens behind the walls of such a turkey torture place:

“From the day they hatch until they are violently killed, the lives of Butterball turkeys are filled with misery and deprivation.

How do I know? Because I worked undercover at a Butterball turkey hatchery in North Carolina on behalf of Mercy For Animals — a national animal protection charity. At Butterball, I used a hidden camera to document horrors that few people could even imagine, including:

• Baby birds being callously tossed into a macerating machine to be ground up alive

• Workers roughly throwing and dropping newborn animals with no regard for their welfare

• Newly hatched birds regularly getting stuck in and mangled by factory machinery

• Turkeys having their sensitive toes and beaks cut or burned off without any painkillers

Unfortunately, these abuses are merely a sample of the ongoing cruelty and violence that turkeys are forced to endure at Butterball. Previous investigations by Mercy For Animals have exposed Butterball workers violently kicking and throwing turkeys, and bashing in their heads with metal pipes. One such investigation led to a raid of the Butterball factory farm by law enforcement and resulted in multiple criminal cruelty to animals convictions of Butterball workers, including the first-ever felony cruelty conviction related to factory-farmed poultry in U.S. history.

On top of all of this horrific violence, Butterball’s turkeys endure selective breeding to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them suffer from painful bone defects, hip joint lesions, crippling foot and leg deformities, and fatal heart attacks.”

Please sign the petition against this abuse at
https://www.change.org/petitions/butterball-tell-butterball-to-stop-torturing-turkeys?alert_id=AWwBviGSrJ_FE4AjUjr7j5J9imS85tN7gOxJAjKw%2FFm36VYTSdvrqY%3D&utm_campaign=77735&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert

More information on Mercy for Animals
http://www.mercyforanimals.org

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