It is time for Thanksgiving and, that means the poor turkey's are going to suffer. Why are turkey's so popular at Thanksgiving? As you may know I am vegan and, it took me a year to connect why we shouldn't eat meat or, diary. so, basically I eat nothing from animals, I'm still a little unsure about the honey, it has so many healing properties and, I think it is ok as long as I get it local. I do know about why vegans don't eat honey but, I'm kind of in-between with that.. I don't go out of my way to have honey but, if something is made with honey I don't stress over it. The past two Thanksgiving I have had tofurky and, I can't help but wonder if more of us had an ethical mindset if we would be able to make a new standard for Thanksgiving. There is absolutely no need to have meat at your dinner table especially when most of you have not killed the bird yourself. If you have bought your turkey from the store then chances are your mind is numb from the actual killing that goes on when you buy your turkey in a package. How would fell if you had to shoot the turkey, de-feather and, de-gut I think you may change your mind. If I was given that choice I would be horrified and, opt for the veggies. Even when I see animals in movies being hurt which is fake it puts my stomach in knots. I can not imagine what is going through there minds when they are stuck in cages with hundreds of other turkeys. No room to exercise, no room to go to the bathroom. Imagine yourself in that situation now you are brutally taken out and slaughtered, not the life you envisioned is it? So, why do we feel the need to eat turkey or any animal. If you wouldn't eat your pet then you shouldn't be eating meat. A true meat eater wouldn't care what meat they were eating. I believe we weren't meant to eat our beautiful animals. Not to mention, that it is actually hurting the environment. I will post some information below if you are interested. If you are a meat eater I still have love for you as we should have love for everyone even if we don't have the same views.
I know you probably thought this blog post was going to be about Black Friday shopping and, deals however, it is not. I have been hearing commercials about stores open on Thanksgiving and, to come in early to avoid the crowds. I must say these ads have thoroughly disappointed me. I understand opening the stores at 9 or 10 p.m. because people who are on there way home from Thanksgiving dinner can stop off at a store if they want something but, why is it so important to be open during the day? It makes me sad that we can't just focus on hanging out with our loved ones, chatting, catching up and, just enjoying each others company. Instead, stores have taken it a step up and, decided they are going to interrupt one day that we get to relax with one another. It begs the question has black Friday become more important than Thanksgiving? Please let me know what you think in the comments. Thank you for all the lovely comments I have been receiving on my posts, I am truly grateful to have all of you on here. Please let me know if there is a topic you want me talk about in the comments below.