Meat-Free for Thanksgiving

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An illustration based on the TIME article, “Will Americans Ever Go Meat-Free for Thanksgiving?” by Rachel E. Greenspan.



“Americans may not be ready to skip meat at Thanksgiving since the holiday and turkey are so intertwined. Alexander Hamilton reportedly once said, ‘No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day,’ and every year, the U.S. President marks that tradition by pardoning a turkey on the White House lawn. ‘It’s part of us, it’s part of our culture, it’s imbued within who we are as Americans,’ says Shprintzen.”

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