22 Vegan Thanksgiving Memes
In our mostly-omnivorous society, it's kind of a strange time to be a vegan — but Thanksgiving has to be the strangest time of all. For some vegans, the many, many questions you're asked about your diet and moral code on the holiday can be tiring; for others, the holiday is a good reminder that we can feel thankful we don't need to eat animals or the product of their suffering in order to feel happy, bountiful, and grateful.
Personally, I enjoy Thanksgiving more now that I'm vegan; it's brought the holiday (which, granted, has some pretty problematic origins to begin with) into a new, more positive perspective. I invite the questions about my vegan diet, and view it as a real opportunity to start a dialogue with my friends and family about why I choose to eat the way I do, and about concepts of intersectional social justice in general.
But that's not to say it can't be frustrating, sad, and isolating for me to think about how many turkeys will be killed in service of a holiday that is supposedly all about gratitude. With that in mind, I think all of us vegans could use some memes to lighten the mood — and also help us vent some frustration and remember we're not the only ones who feel this way. I scoured the web, and here are my favorite vegan Thanksgiving memes I found.
The One That's Intersectional
The Most Interesting Meme In The World
The One That Flips The Logic
The One About What's Really Crazy
The One About The Children Being Our Future
The Variation On The Classic
Oh Hell No
"When A Vegan Says 'I'll Bring The Turkey'"
The Ones That Speak The Turkeys' Truth
To quote another meme, it's true, tho.
The Video That's Blowing Up So Big It's Now A Meme
Watching it really doesn't get old.
The Dad Pun
The Historical Context
The Simple Choice
The Alec Baldwin Quote
The Moby Quote
The Alice Walker Quote
The Simplest, Saddest Truth
Happy Thanksgiving, and remember: when your family is giving you grief, you're not alone.