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ORLANDO -- The President pardoned a pair of turkeys this week, according to Thanksgiving tradition.
An animal rights group in Florida is asking that you consider following his example.
The Animal Rights Foundation of Florida wants you to think about something besides that big bird which is the staple of the Thanksgiving table. Members of the organization say with all the alternatives available on the shelves of health food stores and in the local supermarket, why not try something vegetarian?
Carla Wilson, district director of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, says it's not like the days when the continent was settled, and it was 'eat turkey or starve.'
"In 2007, there are so many alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner," she says. "It can be made cruelty-free."
She notes the vast number of websites that have appeared in recent years, catering to vegetarian recipes, as well as the alternatives to turkey.
One of those alternatives is called Tofurky, which is made from a blend of wheat gluten and tofu. It has a loaf-shape, but has the taste of turkey. Wilson says it's a great-tasting food item in its own right, and is something worth consideration even if a person has never had experience with vegetarian recipes.
Tofurky can come packaged with stuffing and side-dishes, all vegetarian.
There are more choices for the consumer if he or she is interested in using this Thanksgiving as an opportunity to try something different, or even get a start on a new household tradition.
It also has the advantage of taking another turkey off death row.