Happy Thanksgiving!! Yay!!!!!!!

Celebrate?  The slaughter of past, the slaughter now, the slaughter that will be. Perhaps a day of remembrance –from the human slaughter — why not start with the native people and the “benevolent” pilgrims — to the tormenting and painful lives and deaths of those who rightfully share this planet with us is more appropriate.

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~Albert Schweitzer

A lovely soul, allowing herself to be greeted with a soft stroking of her feathers at her new, safe home, Animal Acres.


Turkeys (as are all birds) are dear to my heart, and this time of year is, for me, not so much celebratory as it is a day of reflection. When you’ve actually met a turkey, you would be hard pressed to ever imagine consuming one. They are utterly beautiful creatures, inside and out, and will, like so many animals, walk right up to you. A turkey (if rehabilitated and no longer fearful of human abuse) will sit in your lap and allow you to pet her feathers. One of the most joyous experiences of my life.

Celebrate and make it at least a bit “happier” Thanksgiving by not consuming torture and pain of one suffering innocent body into your body. You don’t need that: Your body doesn’t need to take in that horror. Consume fresh, nutritous food, and allow that others are  here, as you, to live their lives to the fullest.

Please, let them be.



Take a little time to read about turkeys and other feathered friends at United Poultry Concerns.

Scroll down to “For Jane” if you’d like to read a poem tribute.

Peace to all!





  1. Tammy McLeod said,

    November 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I am going to have my children read this post. I appreciate your point of view and even if others don’t agree, I think it’s important to discuss.

    • Strix said,

      November 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

      Hi, Tammy 🙂 Thanks for commenting. I really *do* hope you have a nice holiday season. It’s a rough time of year on some fronts for me…(for many, I guess, for various reasons).
      The majority don’t agree, actually! Still, that has never been the barometer for what is right, what is true, or what is just.
      Anyway, at least, within reflection, one can find many things to be thankful for as well. 🙂

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