As you know, every holiday season brings with it busybody attempts to lecture Americans about what their celebrations should and should not include. This year’s batch of efforts to induce shame include sounding the alarm about climate change, and if going meatless for Thanksgiving will ever sweep the nation:
As evidence grows that eating less meat can help curb the effects of climate change, more and more Americans are preparing meat-free holiday meals for the first time https://t.co/c3Qj8K13k0
— TIME (@TIME) November 23, 2019
The responses are isolated and anecdotal evidence to be sure, but if they provide any indication, the answer to “will Americans ever go meat-free for Thanksgiving” is a combination of “resounding no” and “mind your own business”:
I know of no one that would do that.
— Denny Loggins (@DennyLoggins) November 23, 2019
Not my house we are having 2 turkeys and prime rib. But I do appreciate those who go vegan lowering demand and prices.
— Bob (@roberttcu12) November 23, 2019
So based on literally all of the comments I’m going to go with a “probably not” 😂 pic.twitter.com/t1z0K5yD5D
— ❤️ Free Hong Kong 🎩 (@Fr333HongKong) November 23, 2019
Not in my house https://t.co/ldJWRvYHkD
— 🎄 Padoru Padoru Lily 🎄 (@TaigaLily_) November 23, 2019
More for me. pic.twitter.com/L28PTx4zaN
— Wes Ganobcik ™ (@ganobleberries) November 23, 2019
Yeah. That's a no from me there, dog. https://t.co/vUFO7bUeP4
— 🤔 (@whatever_1225) November 23, 2019
I’m cooking two turkeys. Smoking one with coal and wood. Go away
— AhomasTquinas (@skylinegtr3412) November 23, 2019
This is like "fetch" in Mean Girls right? https://t.co/va7vf7MwFX
— Mike O'Donovan (@BeardedMinarchy) November 23, 2019
And they’re not going to quit trying to make it happen.