Before you decide what to eat on Thanksgiving, give some thought to the birds that, fortunately, won't make it to anyone's dinner table this Thanksgiving. And then give them some cash. Turkey feed ain't chicken feed, you know.
For $25 you can adopt a turkey from Farm Sanctuary. The birds stay there—don't worry, you don't even need a back yard, just a credit card. You can even choose which turkey you'd like to adopt. They're all adorable, though, so it's a hard decision!
Next, try a turkey substitute. Here's my pre-Thanksgiving post from last year. It has several links to vegan non-turkey recipes suitable for Thanksgiving. And here's another meatless loaf that just came across my wire, from the Meatout Mondays email list I subscribe to.
You can also check out Gentle Thanksgiving for more. That mushroom gravy may very well make its way to my Thanksgiving table this year.
(By the way, we usually celebrate Thanksgiving, even though it's not a holiday in Britain. Most Americans here celebrate on the Saturday after, since they don't get the day off work.)
Don't let cruelty mar a day that's especially for giving thanks. It's really easy, and delicious, to avoid eating turkeys these days.