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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

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Holidays

If the pilgrims had been vegetarians, we would be calling Thanksgiving "Happy Cranberry Day!" For many, the holidays are a time of family, friends, conversation, and the standard American pastime of eating a creature that once had feelings. As a member of the compassionate few, I will enjoy the festivities by not having a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham, for both the animals' and my own welfare.

This year, at a well-known chain grocery store, I proudly informed the public about the cruelty inflicted on turkeys everywhere, from factory-style farms to "free-range" farms. I alerted them to the great suffering and death that turkeys endure to end up on their holiday tables. I leafleted a few days before Thanksgiving, and I believe my actions were significant. Most people willingly accepted my flyers, and I felt good that they were left with the knowledge that they don't need to consume another living creature.

Unfortunately, after handing out only about half of my flyers, I was asked to leave the store. Not deterred, I handed out the remainder of the flyers at the local food co-op. Many of the customers who read my flyers were already vegetarian, but I hoped that those who weren't vegetarian had been presented with a new perspective: animals aren't ours to eat.

By my and other advocates' actions during the holidays, more people will be informed to make ethical decisions about their food. My future plans include protesting against fur, leather, wool, and the Christmas ham and lamb.

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