Oh Ellen, I love you, truly I do, but your new Adopt-a-Turkey project has done more than ruffle my feathers.
While I don't like to think of a turkey being killed either, I do like to eat it on Thanksgiving Day ... and in sandwiches for days thereafter.
Those are the BEST sandwiches of the year.
And I don't really like to think about the actual turkeys they came from when I'm eating ... which I know is your point.
Can't you just go eat some Tofurky and let the rest of us enjoy our traditions?
Instead, you're asking families everywhere to donate $30 for the adoption of turkeys -- turkeys who have actual names: Velma, Daphne, Kima, Harley, Reese, Jordan. ACK!
You even get a certificate of adoption with the deal. For $180 one can sponsor a whole flock and give them out as gifts.
Just what a hostess wants to open right before the bird is carved!
In all honesty, I think Ellen's role as spokesperson for the organization Farm Sanctuary is noble.
While I'm not a vegetarian, I have flirted with the idea in the past and know it's a healthy lifestyle choice for many reasons. And as I have more talks with my children about where food comes from and see more frightening headlines about what's in our meat, it's one I give more consideration.
I'm inspired by people like April who are at least giving it a try, and perhaps someday I will too.
Just not this Thanksgiving ... I need at least one more sandwich.
Does Ellen's Adopt-a-Turkey campaign make you want to rethink your Thanksgiving menu?