OCTOBER 29, 2009 9:52 PM

HBO Star Has Big Love for Turkeys. You Should Too!
As Thanksgiving draws nearer, it's time to start thinking about how to get our should-have-been national bird the widespread public respect she deserves. What better way to do so than to join Ginnifer Goodwin and Farm Sanctuary in celebrating this noble bird through participation in the 2009 Adopt-a-Turkey Program? This year's adoptees are an especially winsome bunch, and your one-time donation of $25.00 gets you or the recipient of your gift of compassion an adoption certificate and a full color photo of your adoptee. Who will it be? Bubbles, Gideon, Mello, Olive, Rhonda, or Hawthorn? For a gift of just $150, you can sponsor the whole flock! On our last Thanksgiving in the Windy Cindy, we sponsored a turkey called Whisper whose photo adorned our table while we feasted on bird-free vegan vittles from The Chicago Diner. Three cheers for new and better traditions!

OCTOBER 19, 2009 4:35 PM

A Concerned Parent on a Moral Quest to Feed His Child Right
Readers of good fiction (especially good fiction written by youngish, controversialish authors) have likely dipped into one or both of Jonathan Safran Foer's celebrated novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Given that the protagonist of this latter book is a winsomely presented child vegan, it is not altogether shocking that Safran Foer has turned his talents more explicitly and non-fictionally to the question of the moral implications of Eating Animals. The conceit? He is now a concerned parent, and the prospect of his failure to provide a compelling moral example for his son is looming ever larger. Curious? You can get an early glimpse of the first chapter of the book (due out tomorrow) in Safran Foer's recent New York Times article.

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