“Leave them off your plates,” they said in a release to Farm Sanctuary, an organization that rehomes animals after suffering at the hands of the food system.
After visiting their own safeguarded turkeys this year, the pair focused on the significance of looking out for animals “in this season of giving.”
The actors are longtime supporters of Farm Sanctuary, which runs an Adopt a Turkey program. As part of it, donations are put forward to continue the care of rescued turkeys and help raise awareness.
“Turkeys are emotional, intelligent, and social animals. It’s chilling that more than 68 million turkeys will be brutally slaughtered and eaten during the holiday months alone,” Phoenix and Mara said.
Supporting the program, not just aides rescue animals caught in the “brutal” factory farming system, but protests “animal agriculture’s immoral treatment of workers.
Furthermore, its dominating cause in speeding up the climate emergency,” they added.
Cruelty Free Thanksgiving
The popular couple as of late signed a letter urging US President Joe Biden to allow “pardoned” turkeys to be rehomed at Farm Sanctuary.
It follows the annual tradition of presidents saving one turkey as a mark of the Thanksgiving holiday, despite leaving millions to die.
The occasion occurred last Friday, where Biden “pardoned” two birds named Peanut Butter and Jelly.