Billie Eilish urges more people to skip the turkey this Thanksgiving.
In a post on her Instagram Story the night before Thanksgiving, Billie Eilish encouraged others to skip the turkey in a photo where she is seen holding one of the birds.
“Turkeys are some of the most gentle creatures in the world,” Billie Eilish wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “And 46 million of them are killed every Thanksgiving.”
“I know it’s hard to change traditions but just keep it in mind :),” she said.
Billie Eilish, along with other celebs including Joaquin Phoenix and Ricky Gervais, signed a petition earlier this month urging President Joe Biden to let this year’s pardoned turkey remain at Farm Sanctuary.
The petition stated that animals can “live out their lives in peace and safety” there.
The organisation wrote in a letter to the commander in chief, 79, “As we approach the holiday season — meant to be a time of gratitude and goodwill — we hope you’ll accept our offer to provide sanctuary and the best life possible for pardoned turkeys.”
Rooney Mara, Natasha Lyonne, Margaret Cho, Dave Bautista, Mena Suvari, Alan Cumming, Maggie Baird, and Mayim Bialik were among the other celebrities who signed the petition.
Eilish shared her vegan and gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe with fans on Instagram just before the holidays.
“These cookies are fully vegan and GF and AMAZING,” she wrote alongside the video tutorial. “so the flour is literally just oats blended up and they work perfectly.”
Costco’s Kirkland Signature organic peanut butter is also used in the recipe, which the “Happier Than Ever” singer describes as “my FAVORITE PEANUT BUTTER IN THE WORLD, so I always use this for everything.”
Eilish has been a vegan since she was 12 years old.
She told British Vogue in May about her decision to change her lifestyle after learning about the ethics of the meat and dairy industries.
“Once you know that kind of thing and you see it, it’s really hard to go back,” Eilish said.
She claimed at the time that she doesn’t “ever want to tell anybody what to do,” and that she had a lot of meat-eating friends.
“I just can’t go on in my life knowing what’s going on in the animal world and, like, not doing anything about it,” the “Everything I Wanted” singer added.