Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are calling on people to adopt a turkey this Thanksgiving. “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.
The actors are longtime supporters of Farm Sanctuary, which runs an Adopt a Turkey program. 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 only helps rescue animals caught in the “brutal” factory farming system, but protests “animal agriculture’s immoral treatment of workers. And, its dominating role in accelerating the climate crisis,” they added.