Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Day, Indeed!

Say hello to Juniper!Inspired by Candi on this eve of giving thanks, I've decided to commemorate each Thanksgiving from now on by Adopting A Turkey from Farm Sanctuary.

I had no sooner read her blog and posted that I think it would be amazing if everyone who did not eat turkey on this day each year took it a step further and supported the care of a deserving bird, when I clicked over to the turkeys to sponsor and Juniper here gazed right into my very core.

I knew it was meant to be when I went back and actually read the quote under Juniper's adorable picture, "Start an evergreen tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one.” How cool is that?! My sentiments exactly!

I haven't eaten meat in over ten years, but donating to Farm Sanctuary and helping them to give the animals there the best life possible gives that decision renewed meaning for me. So, thanks Candi, for being such an inspiration...thanks to FS, for all they do to actively make the world a better, more compassionate place....and thanks to Juniper, for giving me that look and clinching the deal.

Happiest Holiday, everyone! I'll be back soon to share in the goods I bring to the family table this year.

14 comments:

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

very cool

VeggieGirl said...

aww, Juniper is precious!! I adopted Pearl this year, from Farm Sanctuary :0)

bazu said...

I know exactly what you mean- the first time I went to Farm Sanctuary, I was struck at the deep emotions I felt when looking into one of the turkeys' eyes... there's no way to explain it, but like you, I was moved to sponsor a turkey soon afterward. It was a small way to raise a voice against the once-a-year slaughter of these beautiful birds.

textual bulldog said...

We did the same thing this year--right down to "adopting" Juniper! Great minds think alike ;)

Veg-a-Nut said...

Hi Juniper! What a great idea!

madness rivera said...

HA! I adopted Cicada! The girls love to flaunt around the photo.
Happy (post)Thanksgiving.

Candi said...

Aww!! I'm so glad you found Juniper to adopt. What a cutie!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. You know that Juniper did because of you! :)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Hooray! I adopted a few turkeys as well!

Gaia said...

What a cutie!
That is a wonderful new tradition indeed <3

urban vegan said...

Congratulations!

I also adopted Luna the Turkey from FS. Last year, I adopted Macadamia. I try to adopt a turkey each year instead of eating one--sends a nice message.

FizzGig said...

:O

I wish they did that over here - I want a pet turkeeyy!

I am sure it would fit in nicely with all our chookies and future duckies :)

Ally said...

wow. I blogged about going tofurkey at http://www.dietdetective.com/content/blogcategory/66/195/ and about bringing a VEGAN side for your family (well, dessert as it turns out) but this idea is WAY better!

Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream said...

That's so cool! I definitely want to adopt a turkey now... And Juniper is adorable! -Amy@Wheeler's

tippitappi said...

how sweet! I wish I had a turkey as a friend in my garden!