- View a Jacquie Lawson's card
for Thanksgiving! : Turkey in the straw (jacquielawson.com)
History / Facts :
PETA Thanksgiving Ad
"Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, so lots of Americans will be tucking into roast turkey.
But not if animal rights organization PETA has anything to do with it.
They've launched a controversial poster campaign aimed at children which asks, 'If you wouldn't eat your dog, why eat a turkey?'."
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- Gigantic balloons dominate New York streets for Macy's annual parade + a video
"New Yorkers and visitors line the streets of Manhattan to catch a glimpse of the giant balloons and floats of Macy's 85th Thanksgiving Day parade... The show included 11 marching bands, 800 clowns, 1,600 cheerleaders, dancers and singers, crews manning 27 floats and handlers for 15 giant balloons and 44 other mid-sized balloons."
- Thanksgiving is a Holiday With a Colorful History - An article
"As you stuff yourself this Thanksgiving, remember the conditions under which the Pilgrims celebrated that famous first Thanksgiving in 1621 in what is now Massachusetts. O.K., from what I could tell, they had a good time. But they lacked the key ingredient of the modern-day Thanksgiving dinner..."
Thanksgiving: US travellers hit the holiday roads - 24 November 2011
"The US is preparing to mark the annual Thanksgiving holiday, with more Americans taking to the road or skies for family visits than in recent years."
+ In Pictures: Thanksgiving
+ Thanksgiving Day weather
+ Lady Gaga in Thanksgiving special
+ In Pictures: Thanksgiving in history
+ Keeping Thanksgiving traditions alive
+ Thanksgiving with the Obamas
Adopt-A-Turkey Project - Save a life and Adopt-A-Turkey.
"Adopt-A-Turkey Project seeks to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving.
Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, placed hundreds into loving homes through our annual Turkey Express adoption event, educated millions of people about their plight, and provided resources for a cruelty-free holiday."
Farm Sanctuary "works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living."
"Needy families and individuals
line up during the ninth annual Harris Teeter Redskins Harvest Feast in Landover, Maryland.
Sponsored by the Harris Teeter grocery chain, the Washington Redskins and other organisations, the food donation programme provides 3,500 families
with a whole turkey and other food in a Thanksgiving basket."