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November 17, 2022
Lauren Kent 202-483-7382
San Antonio – Earlier in the present day, 29 college students from Anne Frank Encourage Academy introduced residence a shock for his or her households’ Thanksgiving tables: ready-to-bake vegan roasts, courtesy of educators Zach Sokoloski and Steve Calamars, who had been named the 2022 Teachers of the Year by TeachKind, PETA’s humane training division. Images of the giveaway can be found here.
Serving to college students perceive that vegan fare is the proper alternative for a vacation about compassion, Sokoloski and Calamars gave out the roasts—donated by TeachKind—and led actions associated to “ThanksVegan,” resembling studying thinker Peter Singer’s essay “Consider the Turkey.”
“Younger folks love animals, and so they’d be horrified to study concerning the concern and ache that 45 million turkeys endure annually earlier than ending up on a Thanksgiving desk,” says PETA Senior Director of Youth Applications Marta Holmberg. “PETA and TeachKind are delighted to provide Zach Sokoloski’s and Steve Calamars’ college students a possibility to spare turkeys and share sort, wholesome vegan roasts with their family members.”
Not solely are vegan roasts freed from saturated animal fats and ldl cholesterol, additionally they spare animals immense struggling: Turkeys can stay as much as 10 years, however these raised for meals are normally slaughtered after they’re infants between 14 and 18 weeks outdated. In nature, turkeys at the moment are understood to be caring dad and mom, good flyers, and spirited explorers.
Sokoloski and Calamars have inspired college students to attach animal rights to the local weather disaster, deforestation, and different subjects; organized a area journey to a pig sanctuary in Central Texas; took college students to see PETA’s touring “Without Consent” exhibit about animal experimentation; and supported college students in beginning an animal rights–targeted e-book membership.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and gives a ThanksVegan menu guide stuffed with recipes, purchasing ideas, and extra. For extra details about TeachKind, please go to TeachKind.org or observe the group on Facebook or Instagram.