The best holiday turkey….

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I saw this beautiful turkey family a few minutes ago, while driving in Berkeley, CA. I thought to myself , “The best Holiday turkeys are ones that can spend time with their families and stay alive too!” Until I learned about the sentience of non human animals, I too believed the American myth fed to me that turkeys are stupid , which justified why it is ‘okay’ to raise and kill them as a symbol for humans to share family time together. Before I read about veganism, I was never told that they feel pain, have families, have relationships, and care for each other.

I saw these animals after having left my natural grocery store that was asking people to ‘Order your holiday birds’.  And of course as a natural store, the birds being sold as being humanely raised and organic. I know I don’t feel like being humanely raise and then slaughtered , so not sure how or why so many people think that that is really okay.

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  1. The Christian Science Monitor (Dec. 8, 2014) has an interesting article about food animals:
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2014/1207/The-new-ethics-of-eating

    Their point is that consumers are now more concerned about the way food animals are raised and agribusiness is responding-in a grudging way. While I wish everyone would go meatless, until that happens, I hope we all can be conscious of how food gets on our plate. As a long-time vegan, I can see my vegetables from seed to consumption. Meat-eaters should do the same.

  2. Breeze,

    Ignore that last post – they are coming through fine now. Sorry! 😉

    Mike

    On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM, Michael Nestor wrote: > > Breeze, > > I’m having trouble logging in to these posts for some reason… > > Mike > > On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM, The Sistah Vegan Project <

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