taraxvx It's that time of the year again when folks gather around a dead bird to say how thankful they are. I urge you to skip the tortured and slaughtered turkey, and try veg options! 10 Things You Didn't Know About Your Thanksgiving Turkey
1. She was just a baby. She was slaughtered around 3-4 months of age, as most turkeys are.
2. She had trouble getting around. Bred to grow extremely fast and large in a short amount of time, she watched helplessly as some of her friends died prematurely of heart attacks. In her final days she could barely walk.

3. She never met her mother. She was hatched in a cold, dark drawer with thousands of others.
4. The tip of her beak and her back toe were cut off with no anesthetic to prevent her from damaging the other birds while kept in stressful, confined conditions.
5. She would've loved to see the sun. She would've loved dust bathing, perching in trees, snuggling with friends and breathing in crisp November air; but she never got to.

6. She didn't have a name. Although she was a beautiful, special, unique individual, she was considered a commodity to be made money off of.

7. She nearly died on the slaughter truck. Exposed to the elements and crammed into a tiny plastic crate, she desperately fought for her life- ironically, only to be killed.

8. She was hung upside down in shackles, and it most likely broke her fragile legs. If she was lucky, her throat was slit deeply and quickly, but with modern day machinery and production speed that wasn't likely. She probably was dragged through the scalding tanks and either drowned or burned to death; whichever came first.

9. She was afraid and alone. No one was there to hold her trembling body, comfort her in her final moments, or kiss her goodbye.
10. She didn't "give" her life, as we like to imagine she did. She gave it her all in the fight for life. She struggled mightily, screaming, flailing, and trying with every fiber of her being to escape her abusers. But she lost.
Give thanks for ALL life this holiday and celebrate compassionately. #thanksliving #crueltyfree
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taraxvx Mid morning snack. I'm a big believer in food combinations and how they're related to health. For this reason, I eat my fruit in the beginning of the day, BEFORE anything cooked or processed. Why? Because fruit has a really fast digestion rate and wants to pass through quickly. If you eat it after a meal, then the fruit sugar ferments in your stomach and you'll feel bloated or have pain. #medjooldates #rawtill4 #veganfoodshare #vgf #foodcombining #gofruityourself 2w

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taraxvx I'm feeling good today. #grateful #pma #ridethiswave 2w

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taraxvx Dinner at 3 Brothers and Taylor Swift car sing-a-longs with @mittsmadball ! Hahah 2w

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taraxvx at Homecoming @dannywoodofficial #fbf 2w

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taraxvx Lily ️'s the skatepark. #lilystardust #brooklyn 2w

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taraxvx My tofu scramble brings all the boys to the yard. #glutenfreevegan #crueltyfree 2w

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taraxvx Had a lot of fun at my cousin's wedding last night! #arg #chickenhead #vegan 3w

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taraxvx Had a fun time at my cousin's wedding tonight. Our grandparents wedding photo was on display. I really miss my grandma. #1940s 3w

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taraxvx Happy World Vegan Day! Make the connection!!! I'm vegan FOR THE ANIMALS... For this planet... For my health. It was one of the easiest and best decisions of my entire life. If you're thinking about going vegan, and want some help, message me! #worldveganday #maketheconnection #againstanimalcruelty #crueltyfree #compassionatelife #vegansofig #livinghealthy #veganislove 3w

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