An Invitation to Create a New Holiday Tradition and a Happy Thanksgiving
While a significant number of people think of themselves as animal lovers, there is a persistent barrier getting those same people to acknowledge turkeys are sentient animals-just like their cat, dog, and bird companions. Turkeys, like companion animals, experience pleasure and suffering. Also like companion animals, turkeys possess desires and preferences; and each one is a unique individual. If asked to distinguish individual turkeys among thousands crammed into a shed or barn, most people would "see" little difference between the animals. And yet, each bird is a unique individual.
The 46millionturkeys community participatory art project aims to visually demonstrate the staggering number of turkeys raise and killed for a single Thanksgiving. Join us at the table to create and share a turkey portrait. Everyone is invited to participate! Check out the submission guidelines: http://46millionturkeys.com/guidelines/
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