It's that time of year. The deep winter festival, the shortest day, the turning point. You can celebrate the birth of baby jesus if you wish, or maybe saturn*, or maybe mammon. You can get together with family, a gathering of the clans, and friends. But before you tuck into your turkey or beef or pork or lamb or lark's tongues in aspic just stop and think. Do you really want to eat that critter? Seriously. You don't have to.
Imagine never having to eat an animal again. What a victory for common sense!
*Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity, Saturn, held on December 17 of the Julian Calendar and later expanded with festivities through December 23. Didn't they know it was Christmas time at all?