As Casey mentioned in his last post, birthdays can be a perfect time to get active for farm animals. It’s your day; you get to call the shots. That means, you can tell mom and dad that rather than that Wii Tetris game, you’d prefer if they gave you the gift of compassion; that is, to go vegan for a month (or whatever amount of days you decide). You could also ask your friends and family to donate money to your favorite organization (which of course is Farm Sanctuary, so donate here and thank you very much); or simply request a vegan birthday cake.
Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. In 1979, the year I was born, the USDA reported 4,044,336,000 chickens were killed for food in the United States. As of 2008, that number rose to 9,069,382,000 chickens. That’s an increase of 124%! Because of that completely mind-blowing number, I’m asking that on my 30th birthday, you do 30 things for farm animals. Leaflet for 30 minutes (I’ll send you the materials), or send a mass e-mail to 30 of your closest friends showing them the truth behind turkey production and how to have a compassionate Thanksgiving.
With birthday activism, the sky is the limit – so have your vegan cake and eat it too.