~Happy ThanksLiving!~

For the sixth year, we attended the Farm Sanctuary‘s Celebration for the Turkeys in Watkins Glen, New York. Turkeys are funny, affectionate birds and each individual has a unique personality. Susie Coston, the Farm’s National Shelter Director, shares ten things you may not have known about turkeys.

It’s so fun to watch the birds as the guests of honor during this holiday that where so many are killed and consumed. After the ceremony, I was interviewed by YNN for a story that aired on Sunday.

George and Chris came out to the Farm with us this year. This was their second Celebration for the Turkeys.
We got to meet the precious and sweet Tweed (behind me) and his buddy – I think it is Arnold, who were rescued last year.
I also hung out with my adopted pig Eric. Here I am with Sebastian, Eric, and Jane.
The pigs love pumpkins!
Happy ThanksLiving!
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Quotation of the Day: Thanksgiving Edition

“If we have the choice between doing something kind and doing something cruel, we should choose kindness. If we can do something merciful or something that adds to the level or misery in the world, we should choose mercy. And that’s a choice we make every time we sit down to eat.”   

~Bruce Friedrich, Farm Sanctuary

International Respect for Chickens Day

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Chicken Friend at the Farm Sanctuary

In the time it takes you to read this post, nearly 10,000 chickens will be killed for food. The conditions in which they live are horrific. On factory farms, birds are confined in such small quarters, it would be similar to you living your entire life in the space of a folding chair. They are bred in such a way their poor little legs have trouble supporting their bodies, and often their beaks and feet are mutilated. Chicken factory farms and slaughterhouses also create significant pollution in their communities.

Chicken are empathetic, intelligent creatures who deserve better. Please think of chickens today, on International Respect for Chickens Day, and resolve to advocate for legislation that protects chicken.