Free Birds is such a great movie! Have you seen it yet? Jake and Reggie are two turkeys who travel back in time in order to change history and have turkeys taken off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
Even though turkeys are really smart (they can make friends with people and remember their faces!), they haven't quite mastered time travel just yet. So, real-life turkeys need your help in completing their mission to save their species—all you have to do is leave them off your Thanksgiving menu.
Just like Jake and Reggie, you can change history! Want to see what would happen if everyone stopped eating turkeys on Thanksgiving? Check it out:
At the slaughterhouse, turkeys have their throats slit while they are still alive. Those who miss the automated knife are scalded to death in the defeathering tank.
Turkey flesh is brimming with fat. Research has shown that vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease that meat-eaters are and that they are 40 percent less likely to develop cancer. Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans are.
Anyone who has driven by a farm has probably smelled it first from a mile away. Turkeys and other animals raised for food produce 10 times as much poop as all the people in the country. But turkeys don't have bathrooms or toilets—all that yuck just goes out into the environment!
There are plenty of delicious vegan options for your Thanksgiving feast! Check out our vegan thanksgiving checklist for recipes, ideas, and tips on having a turkey-friendly Thanksgiving that Jake and Reggie would be proud of!
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