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Billie Eilish cradles ‘light’ turkey as she post on Instagram about traditional Thanksgiving meal

‘They’re so light and 46m are killed each Thanksgiving’: Vegan advocate Billie Eilish cradles a turkey and urges followers to shun meat in the course of the holidays in impassioned post

  • The vegan star, 19, shared a picture displaying with a turkey throughout her household go to to a farm whereas including a caption detailing the ‘light’ nature of the creatures 
  • Billie was raised as a vegetarian and has been a constant advocate for animal rights and veganism, steadily discussing her beliefs with regards to animals 
  • She does nonetheless excuse veganism in sporting leather-based sneakers, consuming honey and using horses, nonetheless in any other case largely lives a vegan way of life
  • Her mother Maggie Baird has spoken about elevating the household as vegetarian, having shunned meat herself within the Seventies and later going vegan  










Billie Eilish took to Instagram to share an impassioned post about turkeys together with her 96.3million followers on Wednesday.

The vegan songstress, 19, shared a picture displaying her cradling a turkey throughout her household go to to a farm final year whereas including a caption detailing the ‘light’ nature of the creatures and mentioning that 46million turkeys die each year. 

In her impassioned caption, she wrote: ‘Turkeys are a few of the most light creatures on the planet and 46 million of them are killed each thanskgiving’, earlier than conceding that traditions are ‘arduous to vary’ however issuing the plea all the identical. 

Gentle creatures: Billie Eilish took to Instagram to share an impassioned post about turkeys together with her 96.3million followers on Wednesday

Billie wrote in smaller sort underneath the message: ‘i do know it is arduous to vary traditions however simply preserve it in thoughts’ together with a winking blissful face emoji.

The picture was taken throughout her 2020 household go to to the Farm Sanctuary together with her dad and mom Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell.

Billie was raised as a vegetarian and has been a constant advocate for animal rights and veganism, steadily discussing her beliefs with regards to animals. 

She does nonetheless excuse veganism in sporting leather-based sneakers, consuming honey and using horses, nonetheless in any other case largely lives a vegan way of life.   

Famously vegan: The vegan songstress, 19, shared an image showing her cradling a turkey during her family visit to a farm last year while adding a caption detailing the 'gentle' nature of the creatures and pointing out that 46million turkeys die every year (pictured in September)

Famously vegan: The vegan songstress, 19, shared a picture displaying her cradling a turkey throughout her household go to to a farm final year whereas including a caption detailing the ‘light’ nature of the creatures and mentioning that 46million turkeys die each year (pictured in September)

She was named after her maternal grandfather, Bill Baird, who hunted and fished but her mother took challenge with the practices and stopped consuming meat within the Seventies. 

Maggie mentioned of her choice: ‘It was like a weight off of my shoulders … It was by no means one thing I strayed from or, , had a tough time with.’ 

At first the household continued to eat animal merchandise, but Maggie defined that she quickly additionally adopted veganism when she discovered extra about the business. 

She mentioned: ‘[I stopped when I saw] the cruelty concerned. You know, as soon as you actually open your thoughts to realizing about it, it’s unimaginable to not go all the best way with it…

‘The superb factor was all of us had well being advantages, completely different well being advantages. You know, you do it for the philosophical cause and then you definitely go ‘wow.’ … That was an actual plus.’ 

The Los Angeles native earlier this month joined different celebrities, together with fellow vegans Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, on a petition asking President Joe Biden to ship this year’s ‘pardoned’ Thanksgiving turkeys to the Farm Sanctuary. 

Learning from the best: It was Billie's mother Maggie Baird who turned the family vegetarian, after adopting the lifestyle herself in the Seventies (Billie and Maggie pictured in 2019)

Learning from one of the best: It was Billie’s mom Maggie Baird who turned the household vegetarian, after adopting the life-style herself within the Seventies (Billie and Maggie pictured in 2019)

It was introduced earlier this month that Billie would serve as each host and musical visitor for the December 11 episode of Saturday Night Live.

Billie launched her second studio album Happier Than Ever this summer season and it debuted atop the Billboard 200 album charts.

Happier Than Ever was lately nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album on the 2022 Grammy Awards.

Billie promoted the album with the Disney+ documentary live performance movie, Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles, that was launched in September.

She will embark on her fifth live performance tour, titled ‘Happier Than Ever, The World Tour’, set to start in February in New Orleans.

Holiday tradition: Frozen turkeys are shown last week ready for sale at a supermarket in Philadelphia

Holiday custom: Frozen turkeys are proven final week prepared on the market at a grocery store in Philadelphia

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