Vegans Boycotting #Thanksgenocide

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Vegans Boycotting #Thanksgenocide: Vegans are rightfully outraged that 45 million turkeys are killed each year for Thanksgiving. That should be enough to say “No” to this holiday; if it isn’t, please consider these other reasons …

This campaign is asking all animal advocacy groups to promote social justice, anti-racism, and decolonialism this November by boycotting Thanksgiving Day (and any Thanksgiving related events) and recognizing it as a national day to morn a violent genocide by white settlers of Native Americans and First Nations People. To celebrate Thanksgiving is to ignore a history mired in racism and colonialism.

“Boycott” means not holding public vegan Thanksgiving events and making a commitment not to celebrate Thanksgiving in one’s personal life as well. If you are like us, you believe veganism is an ethical model for the industrialized world; let’s also join the charge against an out-dated holiday with a make-believe history that covers up the true genocidal past of the U.S.

Gathering with friends and/or family and eating turkey or tofurky, marshmallows or Dandies, traditional pumpkin pie or dairy-free pumpkin pie is a celebration of genocide. That is *not* vegan; it is not social justice. There is no such thing as a vegan Thanksgiving. Don’t ignore one form of oppression to promote another. Veganism is nonviolence; genocide isn’t.

Animal Advocacy Groups Boycotting Thanksgiving Events

1. Academy for Peace Education
2. Critical Animal Studies Academy
3. Minnesota Animal Liberation
4. Progress for Science
5. Close Ribnick Fur & Leather
6. Houston Animal Rights Team
7. Institute for Critical Animal Studies
8. Save the Kids
9. Peace Studies Journal
10. Radical Animal Studies Collective
11. Total Liberation
12. Eco-ability Collective
13. Transformative Justice Journal
14. Poetry Behind the Walls
15. Wisdom Behind the Walls
16. Critical Urban Education Journal
17. Critical Animal Studies and Theory Book Series
18. Intstitute for Hip Hop Activism
19. West Bank Open Mic
20. Project Intersect
21. Dirty Hands Collective