article was written by Liam Cronin.
weekend, millions of thankful Americans will celebrate food, family—and a glorious four-day weekend.
Whoever thought of putting Thanksgiving on a Thursday and not a Friday knew
what they were doing. But between the vegan feasting and the football, all that time off can make any animal lover a bit restless,
so we've put together five animal-friendly ways to keep your holiday mojo going
all weekend long.
Visit a Local
better way to reinvigorate your vegan spirit than to visit rescued turkeys,
chickens, cows, and pigs at a farm sanctuary in your area? If you can't make it
there yourself, rescue an animal by sponsoring a doghouse!
Join a Fur-Free
Black Friday, consumers hungry for deals will pile into malls across the
country, and they'll hopefully see some PETA protesters while they're at it.
Use that extra day off to stand
up against fur!
Start Your Own Tofurky Trot
response to "Turkey Trots," which romanticize a culture of slaughter,
compassionate runners around the country have started their own Tofurky Trots! Start your own 5K or 10K
run in the name of a cruelty-free holiday!
Volunteer at a Local Shelter
families will spend time this weekend helping those in need. Make sure no one
is forgotten by volunteering at a local animal shelter. Volunteers walk dogs,
play with cats, clean cages—pretty
much anything and everything. Find your local shelter now!
Clean Up the
wild animals, the world around them is home. Set aside a few hours this weekend
to clean up around your neighborhood, especially around wooded areas, and
follow PETA's tips on disposing
of trash to ensure animal safety.
stop there! What will you be doing for animals this weekend?
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.