Joaquin Phoenix and his fiancé Rooney Mara urged fans to adopt turkeys and save the life of an animal instead of eating them ahead of Thanksgiving.
In a joint statement to PEOPLE Magazine, the couple said, “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."
"By adopting a turkey through Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Turkey Project, you are not only supporting the rescue of animals caught in the brutal factory farming industry, but you are also protesting animal agriculture’s immoral treatment of workers, and its dominating role in accelerating the climate crisis.”
The concluding statement added, “In this season of giving, please join us in adopting a turkey, and leaving them off your plates.”
The vegans recently teamed up with Billie Eilish, who is also a vegan, to call on President Biden to send turkeys pardoned annually by The White House, to go and live at Farm Sanctuary.