Kevin Smith WILL NEVER Eat Turkey Again | LIVEKINDLY

Kevin Smith WILL NEVER Eat Turkey Again | LIVEKINDLY


(upbeat music) – Get camera ready man, open up to camera, there you go. (Harley laughs) Yes, that’s a fine looking turkey! (turkey gobbles) – Hey, (laughs), oh my God, hello. What I know about turkeys is that they are 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. – And you can pet them, who
knew you could pet a turkey? just like when you pet
a dog or a cat, man, there’s something really
soothing about it. It’s horrible to say it, sitting next to this fine young lady here, but I’ve consumed so many turkeys over the course of my life, never once thinking about it. This’ll be the first year that officially across the boards in our house, we are breaking the chain with tradition, in as much as nobody’s
gonna be eatin’ any bird. I’ve been now a vegan over six months, I honestly, I swear to
you, it’s nothin’ I miss, certainly not sitting here petting these wonderful beasts am I sitting here going like oh, I’d love turkey again. (upbeat music) We are always told by older people it’s okay to eat animals, we’re sposed to eat animals, and that’s just somethin’
you’re fed, that’s tradition, And, you know, for a long time, that’s what my generation believed, now we know a lot better. You know how many things in this lifetime were traditional when you
were born, ain’t done anymore? Like, some stuff you just let go. – It’s an excuse I think, so when you do break the chain and when you do step away from it, you can then see how wrong and harmful your actions have been for so long, and especially on Thanksgiving, over 40 million turkeys are slaughtered, in addition to the other turkeys that are already slaughtered
the rest of the year. I think that how we
adapt to new traditions, is by taking the aspects of which we love, like gathering around with our families, eating delicious food. – We’ll be doing all of
that on Thanksgiving, the only difference is,
no carcass on the table. That’s right, no carcass. – No carcass. What am I thankful for this year? It’s easy man, I’m thankful I’m alive. And then I’m thankful to my kid, who was like yeah go vegan! I’m thankful that I got good advice, I’m thankful I followed it to be honest. What are you thankful for? – I’m also thankful you’re alive, the day you had your heart attack was the worst day of my entire life. – Mine too. – And yeah, I am just so thankful it did not go the other way. – Change happens slow, it
never happens overnight, so you reshape the conversation, this year’s Thanksgiving will reshape the conversation going forward for every Smith, Schwalbach,
Stanley Thanksgiving. You have my solemn word ladies, (Harley laughs) I will never eat another turkey, and I’ll go out of my way to see that others might not as well. – This Thanksgiving break the chain of old traditions and try something new, put the emphasis on love compassion and be her future. – Here’s an easy first step man, try taking the turkey off your plate and adopt one instead. Go to adopraturkey.org to learn more man, let’s break the chain, love a turkey, you’re so cute! Spread the word, hugable, not eatable. – That was a good turkey voice (laughs).