Billie Eilish visits rescued turkeys at animal sanctuary before Thanksgiving

Read Time:   |  24th November 2020

Vegan singer Billie Eilish has visited Farm Sanctuary in New York ahead of Thanksgiving to show people turkeys don't belong on your plate.

Multiple Grammy winner and vegan activist Billie Eilish has visited an animal sanctuary with her parents, just days before Thanksgiving.

The 19-year-old was pictured at Farm Sanctuary with her mum and dad, holding a rescued turkey with care. The sanctuary thanked the famous family for visiting them and added:

“Turkeys are sentient, emotional creatures, and don’t deserve to end up on anyone’s plates. If you agree, consider sponsoring one of our rescued turkeys this year for Thanksgiving instead of eating one through our #AdoptATurkey Project.”

With only two days to go before Thanksgiving, the hope is that Americans will think twice about serving up turkey this year and try a vegan option instead.

Support + Feed

Farm Sanctuary also encouraged its followers to lookup Support + Feed, a plant-based food initiative founded by Billie’s mum, Maggie Baird.

Support + Feed provides vegan meals from small businesses to those in need within the local community. It was set up to feed first responders, care homes and vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis, while simultaneously helping plant-based restaurants stay afloat.

“People need healthy food; restaurants need to stay alive, and these are the restaurants that serve the food that most benefits our planet’s health,” Baird told Variety magazine.

The charity is now active in four cities across the country: Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, and partners with dozens of plant-based businesses.

Eilish on veganism

Billie was raised vegetarian and then vegan and consistently uses her time in the spotlight to advocate for veganism.

When asked by fans why she was vegan on Tumblr, she boldly answered: “I love animals and I just think there’s no point in creating something out of an animal when the animal is already there. Leave animals alone. Damn.”

In 2018 she took to social media to show her 26 million followers the horrors of an Indiana dairy farm, expressing her disgust.

“If you can watch the videos that I just posted and not give a f—k that it’s YOU contributing by LITERALLY EATING the creatures that are being fully tortured just for your pleasure. I feel sorry for you,” she wrote.

Billie is unafraid to tell her followers the truth surrounding animal agriculture, and we love her courage in standing up for the animals. She really is using her platform for good, and this is exactly what we need from celebrity role models.

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