The Meaning of Traditions on This Vegan Thanksgiving

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My eight-year-old came home last week with a reading passage on Thanksgiving and the meaning of traditions as part of his homework. As many third-grade assignments do, it was written in a way meant to dictate a certain set of principles and ask the children to “make an inference” about them – in this case, on the meaning of certain …

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BOCA Debuts Vegan Turk’y Burger

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As nearly 50,000 people join our campaign, Kraft Heinz has debuted another fully vegan item in their BOCA line: a one-of-a-kind vegan turk’y burger. Plant-based foods continue to gain popularity, but a 100 percent plant-based turk’y burger is one we haven’t seen yet. But for vegans and pre-vegans alike it offers a great alternative to its cruel animal-based counterpart. Each …


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 …


An Easy Feast for Your Vegan Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is nearly here, and sadly, nearly 46 million turkeys will be killed for this holiday alone. The good news this November is that it’s easier than ever to opt for kind, compassionate alternatives that are just as delicious and will impress every eater celebrating at your Thanksgiving table. Here are some of our favorite vegan recipes for a Thanksgiving feast …


Celebrate Compassion with This Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

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If you’re a DIY’er when it comes to cooking, Thanksgiving is your Super Bowl. After all, this is the smorgasbord the whole fam’s been waiting for since last November. But planning your turkey-free table can be just as easy as any other holiday feast. If you’ve decided to celebrating a compassionate Thanksgiving, (long live turkeys like Tallulah), we’ve got a lineup …

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 …


Plant-Based Vegan Thanksgiving Meals Everyone – Even Turkeys – Can Enjoy

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Plant-based eating: Give it a try today This Thanksgiving, let’s give turkeys something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking. In this season of gratitude, let’s show our appreciation for these  intelligent and social animals by leaving them OFF our plates. While some turkeys (like Marley, Lennon and Jean, pictured above) are lucky and end up at animal sanctuaries across …


Turkey-Free Foods to Gobble Up for Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving, leave turkey — and all animals — off your plate without missing any holiday fun. You’ll find that many side dishes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, and candied yams can already be easily “veganized” with only a few minor modifications. Try these vegan side dishes at your next holiday feast.