Final weekend, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin joined PETA in handing out 150 baggage full of the makings of a hearty “ThanksVegan” feast—together with vegan roasts, contemporary produce, and tofu—in Maryland. His spouse, Sarah Bloom Raskin—former deputy secretary of the U.S. Division of Treasury—additionally participated. The meals financial institution that hosted the giveaway, initially often known as the Takoma Park Meals Financial institution, modified its identify to Tommy’s Pantry in 2021 to honor the reminiscence of the Raskins’ son, Tommy, who was vegan and grew up in Takoma Park.
“It brings our household quite a lot of pleasure to be a part of this collaboration between Tommy’s Pantry and PETA to share a gorgeous vegan Thanksgiving possibility with folks in our group,” stated Raskin. “An increasing number of Individuals are consuming sustainably whereas caring for animals and the planet, due to initiatives like ThanksVegan from PETA and Tommy’s Pantry. It’s an awesome pleasure to start out the vacation season this fashion.”
PETA and Raskin’s ThanksVegan meals distribution adopted information of record-breaking judicial progress for tormented turkeys. Twelve former employees of Plainville Farms, a self-described “humane” turkey provider to main grocery shops, had been just lately charged with greater than 140 counts of cruelty to animals following a PETA investigation—essentially the most expenses in any case of cruelty to factory-farmed animals in U.S. historical past.
Turkeys raised for meals are usually slaughtered once they’re between 12 and 26 weeks previous—and greater than 45 million turkeys are killed every year for Thanksgiving alone.
“Rep. Jamie Raskin has all the time been a good friend to these in want of a serving to hand, and we’re delighted to affix with him in aiding native households by offering wholesome, vegan Thanksgiving meals,” stated PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages everybody to depart light turkeys off their plates this vacation and day by day.”
CELEBRATE THANKSVEGAN 🌱
Depart light turkeys off your plate this vacation season 🦃💕 pic.twitter.com/iD7XWuYLE0
— PETA (@peta) November 12, 2022
Celebrating ThanksVegan at Dwelling
Having an exquisite ThanksVegan at house is a compassionate and fulfilling method to embrace vacation custom. Most supermarkets inventory a wide range of animal-free choices at wallet-friendly costs—from dairy-free butter to vegan turkey roasts—so swapping elements is a snap.
PETA’s ThanksVegan information will provide help to cook dinner the meal of your life—whether or not you’re internet hosting, touring, or hunkering down at house for a small-scale feast, we’ve bought you lined.