The holidays are a time many of us spend with family and friends where food is often an important part of the celebration. We look forward with anticipation to the delicious, family recipes prepared during this time.
Each year, however, thousands of factory farmed animals endure intense suffering to satisfy the demand for our societal consumption. To help decrease the harsh realities for factory farmed animals, please consider supporting your local family farm where animals are raised in a more humane way by allowing them to forage, graze, or roost according to their natural behaviors. If you would like to go a step further, try adding more humane dishes to your menu with one of these vegan alternatives. If going vegan or vegetarian is not feasible for you or your family, then consider decreasing the number of meat dishes served.
A fun way to help others get into the spirit of eating more humanely is to have a contest to see who can make the best vegan or vegetarian version of their traditional dish. The internet is a gateway to finding the perfect vegan or vegetarian substitute. By doing your part, you have chosen to help create a more humane world for all animals. Change happens one choice at a time.