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Have a Happy, Vegan Thanksgiving!
November 25, 2013

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

  1. If Turkeys Could Speak
  2. Famous Quote: Mahatma Gandhi
  3. The Vegan Spirit of Thanksgiving
  4. Bible verse: Proverbs 11:3
  5. Why Nobody Should Eat Turkeys
  6. This Week’s Video: “Grace

1. If Turkeys Could Speak
Although we don’t know what exactly it feels to be a turkey, the study, observation and interaction with them has shed much light into the inner lives of turkeys. This is a beautiful piece written from the perspective of a turkey.

Please visit If turkeys could speak 

2. This Week’s Famous Quote
“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

3. The Vegan Spirit of Thanksgiving
Dr. Will Tuttle inspires us to question the rooted system of violence in our culture and challenges us to end it by replacing it with a system of peace and non-violence. He rightly reminds us that the Thanksgiving celebration is a time of thankfulness for the abundant variety of plant-based foods we are blessed with; a time rooted in giving thanks for the autumn harvest. Eating turkey and other animals is the epitome of indoctrination where we are told to behave like predators and to believe we need to have animal flesh and secretions in order to celebrate, or even on a regular basis. Let’s all encourage and inspire everyone around us by showing them that Thanksgiving is a perfect time to express our benevolent nature, and to bless others with kindness and compassion by enjoying delicious plant-based foods that nourish our bodies and our souls.

Please visit The Vegan Spirit of Thanksgiving

4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Proverbs 11:3
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.”
The animal agriculture industry is not particularly known for its integrity but for its deceiving nature. Supporting it makes us accomplices of their deceit and destruction on God’s Creation.

5. Why Nobody Should Eat Turkeys
Turkeys are amazing creatures with rich emotional lives. They suffer tremendously when raised for food and their suffering goes mostly unnoticed. These are 12 reasons to help people understand why turkeys should not be part of the menu:
1) Newborn turkeys search and call for their mothers, and never get to be with them
2) Turkeys love to be petted
3) Turkeys form deep friendships and emotional bonds
4) Turkeys are sexually molested and abused
5) Young turkeys are brutally mutilated without painkiller
6) Life on factory farms (including many “free range” farms) is living hell
7) Domestic turkeys still share much in common with wild turkeys
8) Turkeys suffer horribly during transport and slaughter
9) Nearly 1 million turkeys and chickens “accidentally” boiled alive every year in U.S.
10) “Humane” Turkey Slaughter Isn’t Humane
11) Compassion toward all animals doesn’t have to be taught; it is only untaught. Which lesson are you teaching your kids this Thanksgiving?
12) Delicious Plant-Based Turkey Alternatives Abound
To learn more, please visit 12 Reasons You May Never Want to Eat Turkey Again and share!
Thanksgiving is the reason why the massacre of turkeys takes place. Taste and tradition, not compassion and mercy reign over Thanksgiving meals. There should be no turkeys, or any other of God’s animals, on the dinner menu; especially in a Christian household where our faith calls us to show compassion and kindness to all creatures.  

6. This Week’s Video:  “Grace”
Thanksgiving is around the corner and we need to let everyone know that asking God to bless a meal that involved unnecessary suffering is incompatible with a compassionate and merciful lifestyle. This ad exemplifies this clear inconsistence, where one honest little girl tells it like it really is for turkeys when she is asked to say grace around her family's dinner table.

Please visit Grace 

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