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Merry Christmas to all, and to all, be humane


Date published: 12/11/2012

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, be humane

'Twas two weeks before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was suffering, not even a mouse. The stockings were stuffed with cruelty-free toiletries--and other animal-friendly goodies that fill people with glee.

Non-leather coats and bags, coloring books and crayons, and scarves and sweaters made with cotton and rayon were wrapped neatly. But the best presents of all wouldn't be found under the tree: an honorable donation to a compassionate health charity and an adopted turkey cared for lovingly at a sanctuary.

The children were entertaining themselves by playing games on Wii, for they had no interest in seeing sad captive animals in holiday shows and Nativity scenes, you see. The kitchen was filled with fixings for a vegan feast, complete with a yummy faux turkey. The pantry was stocked with extra canned veggies, soy nog, and non-perishable goods to be shared with the needy.

The dog was inside, nestled warmly in bed. Visions of a world without cruelty danced in his head. And if more people visit PETA.org for tips on making kind choices, he'll have nothing to dread. Here's wishing everyone a humane holiday!

Heather Moore

Norfolk

The PETA Foundation