We spend much time and energy on Thanksgiving, which is set aside as a day to be thankful for our lives. But the traditional way to celebrate focuses on taking the lives of others in the process.
We can choose to truly express the spirit of gratitude for our good fortune by changing our traditions so that our enjoyment does not come at the misery of others, including the usual turkeys and other animals eaten on Thanksgiving.
Vegan holidays are especially beautiful, filled with respect for animals, honoring their rightful place here with us as we all make our way through our lives. We can be thankful to learn new, better ways to celebrate, with foods that help us to be healthier and more compassionate. Vegan food is also utterly delicious!
This meme was inspired by the art work of The Heart Eyed Artist, Diana Klauss. Diana is a lovely, thoughtful vegan whose art focuses upon many different animals. This meme features a sweet, intelligent and sensitive turkey. The meme invites us to reconsider eating these magnificent creatures merely because it is a traditional holiday habit.
About Diana Krauss:
Hi I'm Diana, aka The Heart Eyed Artist, and painting is truly my passion. I have a bachelor's degree in illustration and many years of graphic design experience. I live in beautiful southern California with my husband, my daughter, and rescue pup, Jake. My favorite subjects to paint are animals. They are so magical, and each species has their own uniqueness. When I began my painting career a few years ago I strived to paint animals as happy as can be to make people smile when they saw my art.
I still love painting happy animals, however some of my views have changed because my eyes have been opened to how humans have been treating animals. Since becoming vegan I changed my art into trying to inform others about the difficulties that animals face and to spread awareness through animal activism. I will always love painting happy animals, but there are so many animals suffering and they need our help!
To see more of Diana's beautiful work please visit her Etsy store at The Heart Eyed Artist on Etsy
and Diana Klauss - The Heart Eyed Artist on Instagram.
Please consider this year to be the perfect time to make vegan holidays a new tradition.