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Your Thanksgiving Treat From PETA

Written by PETA | November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your Tofurky was excellent—I know mine was. Since it’s a holiday and all, we’ve got a little something for you. Check out our fantastic Thanksgiving e-card below, and enjoy the rest of your day. (And don’t forget … tomorrow is Fur-Free Friday!)




Written by Christine Doré

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  • Simran says:

    Awww. That was awesome!!! You rox PETA!!! I luv PETA!

  • Alicia says:

    I love it too!

  • Crystal says:

    So cute! Love it thanks.. Hope every one at Peta had a great holiday

  • Holly says:

    Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving. FOUR THEMES FLOW TOGETHER AT one of the most remarkable points in American historythe evening when Abraham Lincoln for the last time proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving. It was April 11 1865 two days after the Civil War ended with Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox four days before the president was murdered. Our national Thanksgiving Day is a good time to remember the president who had more to do with the institution of Thanksgiving and the actual practice of thanking God than any other and to recall his last public speech.On that misty April evening the world had a rare glimpse of the symbolism of a powerful prophecy literally fulfilled if only for a few moments. The brilliant “city on a hill” that the 17thcentury Puritan settlers spoke of seemed embodied in Washington as the capital sprang to life in a blaze of gaslight. The president spoke of the nation’s longsought victory in terms not of triumph but of reconciliation and of the nation’s debt to God.Some of Lincoln’s friends and admirers recalling that night remembered the president as if he were Moses looking “into the Promised Land of Peace from the Pisgah summit” as one of them the journalist Noah Brooks wrote. Lincoln like Moses stood at the very brink of the promised land he would never enter. It’s hard not to see Lincoln as the greatest religious figure this country has ever produced.Thanksgiving itself is theme number one. In 1621 the Pilgrims celebrated the famous first Thanksgiving at Plymouth. Many other days of thanksgiving were proclaimed by American colonial governments. President George Washington decreed one for the new nation in 1789 and another in 1795. Thanksgiving was celebrated intermittently after that until Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November 1864 and this time the holiday stuck.Lincoln’s devoutness grew throughout his life when he spoke of God he never spoke pro forma. In his message proclaiming that November 1864 Thanksgiving he said that the Lord “has been pleased to animate and inspire our minds and hearts with fortitude courage and resolution sufficient for the great trial of civil war.” And he prayed for the “blessings of Peace Union and Harmony throughout the land which it has pleased him to assign as a dwellingplace for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations.” The Biblical language is typical of Lincoln. Like many Puritanminded Americans he thought of his country as a new promised land.Thanksgiving has been celebrated annually ever since. But the day of thanksgiving Lincoln proposed in his last public speech that final April of his life was a bonus over and above the annual observance. Happy Thanksgiving to Each and Everyone of you! Please Go Vegan

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