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Veggie Feast: Meatless Traditions Replace Turkey Day

Oct 31, 2012 12:14PM

Across America, millions of people will celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with a new, more compassionate and life-affirming tradition that eschews killing and eating animals. Citing factors that include torturous breeding and production practices, health risks posed by additives and adulteration, and the ethics of animal killing, Gentle Thanksgiving has become a Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) annual campaign. Families are encouraged to prepare a whole vegetarian or vegan meal to commemorate the traditional occasion of communal sharing and abundance. Soy-based mock turkeys are widely available, as well as a cornucopia of meat-free recipes.


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