She was born, perhaps, 100 years ago—but in 2015, she forever changed the way we think of Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t believe anyone has ever said it better than her: “You don’t have to eat body parts and sh*t.”
Her words have touched so many people—like when she said, “Isn’t it nice to not be eating f*cking corpses?” Compassionate people everywhere were like, “Yeah, it is nice.”
What I think we love about her most is that she knows how to keep it real:
On today’s farms, chickens and turkeys are totally f*cked. They’re raised in tiny-ass sheds, and after a sh*tty life of ass-hats beating the crap out of them, they’re f*cking hung upside down. Their goddamn throats are cut at a slaughterhouse, which is nothing more than a d*ckhead torture palace.
Too real (in a good way), some might say:
If sh*t like that was done to dogs every day, people would be like “Jesus f*cking Christ, you c*ck-sucking animal-abusing chodes.” So how are birds any f*cking different in only the goddamn ways that count?
Not only does she cuss like a sailor, know everything there is to know about standard farming practices, and somehow maintain a calming and comforting presence—she’s a brilliant chef and a gifted instructor. See the uncensored cooking demo for yourself (warning: graphic language):
Turkeys used for food are denied even the most basic joys in life, such as running outside, taking dust baths, and caring for their babies. After enduring mutilations and languishing in dark, filthy, crowded sheds for most of their miserable existence, turkeys are violently slaughtered when they’re only 5 or 6 months old.
Eating turkeys for Thanksgiving isn’t any less cruel than eating dogs, gorillas, or elephants on Thanksgiving. Don’t we all deserve to have things we’re grateful for? Give turkeys something by going vegan.
Check out this guide to having a vegan Thanksgiving and never look back.