6 Reasons to Donate to an Animal Organization this #GivingTuesday–Even if You’re Not Vegan Yet

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People go vegan for many reasons, from saving animals, to protecting their health, to safeguarding the environment. While Compassion Over Killing works to protect farmed animals and empower vegan eating, we realize that our work intersects with all kinds of other issues. And we believe that choosing a more compassionate lifestyle can have positive effects in many ways! So even …

Turkey Sales Plummet as Vegan Thanksgiving Options Expand

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As sales are rising for vegan foods, the animal agriculture industry is feeling the pressure. Approaching Thanksgiving, turkey sales are already down, with companies claiming an excess of birds. Or in other words: too much supply and too little demand. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to have a compassionate, vegan Thanksgiving. Hain Celestial’s poultry arm, Hain Pure Protein, was operating …

VIDEO: Meet Smart & Social Turkeys

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Did you know that turkeys recognize each over by voice? These remarkable birds are curious, social, and playful. Yet, approximately 46 million of them will be killed for Thanksgiving alone. Watch our new video below to learn a few fun facts about turkeys, and why we should give them something to be thankful for by leaving them off our holiday …

Celebrate Compassion: Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

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This Thanksgiving, let’s give turkeys something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking! Sadly, around 45 million turkeys will be slaughtered for Thanksgiving alone. During this time of gratitude, we can all help these smart and social birds by leaving them off our holiday tables. Thankfully, there are so many delicious plant-based options available for your compassionate celebration! Here are our …

Happy Vegan Holidays: Celebrate Compassion with This Menu!

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Wondering how you can stay true to a plant-based diet this Thanksgiving and through holiday party season? Don’t worry, with so many delicious vegan foods available, there are more simple ways than ever to celebrate with compassion! We have your list of vegan food hacks for the holidays, so search no further. All your pre-vegan friends and family will want …

Gobble Up These Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Foods!

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This Thanksgiving, let’s give turkeys something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking! During this time of gratitude, we can show appreciation for these smart, social and curious birds by leaving them OFF our holiday tables. While some turkeys (like Tallulah, pictured below at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary) are lucky to live out their lives in safety at animal sanctuaries across …

Choosing Compassion: Give Turkeys Something to be Thankful for

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Many people have never met a turkey in person, which can make it difficult to understand and appreciate these remarkable birds. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to meet turkeys at a sanctuary would probably tell you, though, how smart, curious, and social these animals are, and how fun it is to get to know them. In fact, just like …

Silent Side Dishes: The Stealth of Ractopamine

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Did you know that with almost every serving of turkey and pig meat dished out this holiday season – and all year long – there’s a stealthy side of drugs that are banned in the European Union and even China, but not the US?  It’s called Ractopamine. And it’s even in your bacon, which reaches its record-setting consumption rate during …

Feast On This: Vegan Thanksgiving Meals Everyone – Even Turkeys – Can Enjoy!

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This Thanksgiving, let’s give the turkey something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking! In this season of gratitude, we are choosing to show our appreciation for these  intelligent and social animals by leaving them OFF our plate. While some turkeys (like Marley, Lennon, and Jean, pictured right) are lucky and end up at animal sanctuaries across the country, each …