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TurkeyMore than 45 million of these beautiful birds are killed every year for thanksgiving. When not forced to live on filthy factor farms, turkeys spend their days caring for their young, building nests, foraging for food, taking dust baths, preening themselves and more. They are regarded by many as just a holiday centerpiece, but turkeys have wonderful personalities just like dogs and cats. They love having their feathers stroked, they are conscious, living, breathing beings that have every right to be here as much as you and I do.

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According to the US Department of Agriculture, nearly 10 billion animals are raised and killed for food each year in the United States alone. Throughout history, it seems humans have always consumed animals, but it was done so from a place of gratitude, spirit and understanding. Animals were taken only out of necessity, and the inhabitants on Earth in our history had a great deal of respect for them. Today, meat is not necessary, it’s a choice. In fact, there is a lot of evidence to suggest that a vegetarian or vegan diet is a healthier choice.

Today’s modern day meat industry is nothing short of a worldwide genocide. Animals are injected with harmful chemicals, kept in horrendous conditions and slaughtered in a state of fear and torture. I am aware that not all animals go through this before they are consumed, but many of them do.

Here is a video put together by PETA that shows the truth about most of your thanksgiving turkeys. Despite the fact that it contains nothing graphic, NBC rejected the ad.

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Thanksgiving: Disgrace to Turkeys: PETA’s Banned Ad

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10000872396390444184704577587174077811182

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/48/3/712#sthash.0SbASN9l.dpuf

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/48/3/712

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864


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