7 Celebs Against Eating Turkey on Thanksgiving

Matt Dekneef

Turkey on Thanksgiving just isn’t for everyone. Hollywood’s diverse community also dines and celebrates the American holiday but a handful of celebs with forego the traditional bird, choosing instead to gobble down on more compassionate cuisine.

Here are some of the most vocal:

Ellen DeGeneres

“Did you know that every year between 250 and 300 million turkeys are bred for slaughter in the United States? More than 46 million for Thanksgiving alone. So this Thanksgiving, instead of eating a turkey please join me in adopting one from Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt A Turkey Project and you can give a turkey something to be thankful for.”

Alicia Silverstone

“It’s so simple to create a delicious holiday meal without animal cruelty. I promise no one will miss the turkey!”

Jessica Chastain

“I don’t want to torture anything. It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.”

Corey Feldman

“There are many ways of giving thanks. Eating turkeys doesn’t have to be one of them. Healthy and delicious vegetarian options now make compassionate holidays easier than ever. This Thanksgiving, join with my family in starting a new tradition that celebrates life and promote peace for all beings.”

Kim Basinger

“Every little thing feels pain and should be protected from cruelty. Farm animals are no different.”

Casey Affleck

“I became a vegetarian because when I ate that way I felt better physically, and I couldn’t stand the idea that I was, in some small way, supporting the extreme cruelty of factory farming.”

Noah Wyle

“Our family holidays always include our animals. On Thanksgiving we love to walk around on our farm and visit with our rescued pigs, goats, horses, emus and many other rescued animals. We give them all special vegetables that day and the whole family enjoys a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner. We know that the animals are giving thanks that day and we are also giving thanks for the joy they bring to our lives.”

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