Kevin Smith celebrates a
Before we get into what Kevin Smith is up to, let’s just say the REEL360 team is super happy that the acclaimed writer/director of Clerks, Chasing Amy and other films has lost weight and seems much healthier since his massive heart attack last February.
Showing his gratitude for being alive, Smith has now adopted a Vegan lifestyle and has become an advocate along with his daughter, actress Harley Quinn (so cool) Smith to stop the slaughter of an estimated 46 million turkeys this Thanksgiving.
The two signed on as spokespeople for Farm Sanctuary’s 33rd annual Adopt a Turkey Project, a program which encourages consumers to break the chain of old traditions, take the turkey off their plates, and sponsor a rescued turkey instead.
Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary’s annual Adopt-a-Turkey Project has led to the rescue of more than 1,000 turkeys from a brutal death and given thousands of people an opportunity to honor the spirit of the holiday by sponsoring rescued turkey residents and supporting lifesaving rescue, education, and advocacy work on behalf of billions of farm animals just like them.
“You’re always told by older people it’s OK to eat animals, we’re supposed to eat animals,” Kevin says the video, while gently stroking a turkey. “And, you know, for a long time, that’s what my generation believed. Now we know a lot better.”
His daughter adds, What I know about turkeys is that they’re such kind and beautiful creatures, they’re very friendly, and I don’t really think that enough people recognize their value and importance to the world.”
Watch the video below:
The Smiths are planning to celebrate their first vegan Thanksgiving by gathering around with their family and eating delicious food, including an order from Kevin’s now-beloved Veggie Grill. “This’ll be the first year that we’re breaking the chain with tradition… nobody’s going to be eating any bird.”
For a one-time donation of $35, you can symbolically adopt Farm Sanctuary-rescued turkeys, Bowie, Gerda, Perdita, Ruthie, and Spunky; or, sponsor the flock for $150. To learn more, visit adoptaturkey.org or visit farmsanctuary.org.
REEL360 wishes Kevin (and the turkeys) all the best.
SOURCE: Farm Sanctuary