The holiday season is a time to be thankful, spend time with loved ones, and to gorge ourselves into a comatose state of ecstasy. However, to some species on our planet this is not a time to be thankful, but rather to be terrified! Did you know that each year during the Thanksgiving holiday over 45 million turkeys are killed? The reality is that this mass slaughter is rarely (if ever) thought about by the consumer who goes to the store to buy their Thanksgiving meal. This thoughtless act of consumption is not only cruel, but the production of poultry is destroying the planet. In order to educate supermarket patrons, my partner and I went around town to spread some awareness about the unfortunate truth behind this holiday.
While many might see a bin full of turkeys as dinner, we see it as a graveyard. That’s the problem. Most people have become disconnected from their food and do not realize what it takes to get that turkey to their dinner plate.
Hopefully this simple act encourages supermarket patrons to choose compassion over unnecessary consumption.
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Spending the holidays with the family?
Here’s some mildly inappropriate humor and good information to help you cope.