The holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas are here. We celebrate these seasons as the beginning of love, of kindness, of respect and of honor in our hearts. We should love all the animals we exist with and not kill them out of hate or fear or to hang their body parts on our walls for decorations. We were all put on this planet to share its wonders, not kill each other. We should show kindness to all those who need it, including hungry children, homeless people and other folks less fortunate than we are as well as all the animals left unloved in animal shelters around the country and those discarded on the streets. We should abolish all aspects of animal and human cruelty, particularly those practiced in the name of tradition and entertainment and we should do away with the animal agriculture industry which includes the killing of millions of turkeys so we can be “thankful”. In my opinion, killing a beautiful turkey to celebrate a holiday is the epitome of hypocrisy. I can’t imagine looking a turkey in the eye and telling her how thankful I am because I get to kill and eat her. And I don’t believe in killing trees just so we can decorate our homes for Christmas. The holidays should be about life, not death.