I’m kind of on the fence when it comes to Thanksgiving – if you live in the U.S., it’s such a wonderful time to spend with family, friends and food. But that poor turkey that the holiday revolves around – as a vegetarian it doesn’t sit well with me.
This year, we’re going to Adopt-A-Turkey! Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey program has been around since 1986, and the organization has helped to save thousands of turkeys from slaughter. They also stage an annual Celebration FOR the Turkeys in NYC, Watkins Glen, NY and Orland, CA, where “turkeys are the guests of honor, not the main course.” For $25 you can sponsor a turkey that lives at either their New York or California shelter, and in return you’ll receive an Adopt-A-Turkey certificate with a color photo and fun facts about your new farm friend. The kids are still deciding between Gideon and Rhonda – cute, eh?
Farm Sanctuary also has a Turkey Express Adoption program, where you bring the turkey home with you – but I don’t think I’ll tell the kids about that…
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