Opt for a non-violent Thanksgiving

Posted 11/16/18

While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercize that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance. And here are some other …

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Opt for a non-violent Thanksgiving

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While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercize that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance.

And here are some other good reasons:

You can brag about pardoning a turkey — like Trump (or not);

You will stay awake for your entire favorite football game;

Your sensible vegetarian kid won’t have to boycott the family dinner;

Plant-based holiday roasts don’t have to carry government warning labels;

You won’t have to call Poultry Hotline to keep your family out of the hospital;

Your body will appreciate a holiday from the fat, cholesterol, and hormones;

You won’t sweat the environment and food resources devastation guilt trip;

You won’t spend a sleepless night wondering how the turkey lived and died.

Seriously, this Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for our good fortune, health, and happiness with a life-affirming, cruelty-free feast of plant-based holiday roast, vegetables, fruits, and grains. 

Our own dinner will feature a store-bought plant-based holiday roast, mashed potatoes, stuffed squash, candied yams, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. An internet search on “vegetarian Thanksgiving” is getting us more recipes than we could possibly use.

— Rance Stover, Rome

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