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article imageRescue a Turkey from Thanksgiving

By Bob Gordon     Nov 25, 2009 in Lifestyle
Misha and Jenny were destined for the executioner. Their crime, being a turkey in the United States in November. They gained a reprieve seconds before the execution when Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey program intervened.
Giblets, gravy, light or dark and all the trimmings. Farm Sanctuary wants the traditional relationship between turkeys and Thanksgiving to take on a new light. Farm Sanctuary wants you to celebrate Thanksgiving by adopting a turkey and rescuing it from the cruel conditions of industrialized turkey production.
Carol Marthaller of Romulus, New York adopted the Misha and Jenny and the pair, along with Carol and a third turkey, Sammy, are now living happily ever after. "I never dreamed that I would fall in love with turkeys. And I can’t really say why I love them; I just do. The word best describing them is sweet."
According to the Farm Sanctuary website the Adopt-A-Turkey program has been running for over 20 years:
In 1986, Farm Sanctuary began its annual Adopt-A-Turkey Project. This unique effort has saved thousands of turkeys from slaughter and encouraged millions of people to make cruelty-free choices. This Thanksgiving, hundreds of families are feeding turkeys, instead of eating them, by adopting feathered friends who live at Farm Sanctuary.
The most unique aspect of Thanksgiving at Farm Sanctuary's two sites in Watkins Glen, NY and Orland, CA is Thanksgiving dinner, "turkeys are the guests of honor, not the main course. Farm Sanctuary staff and volunteers prepare a buffet of squash, cranberries, pumpkin pie, and other vegetarian treats, and the turkeys have the pleasure of stuffing themselves for the holiday."
For those who cannot adopt-a-turkey there is also the option of sponsoring a turkey.
For a one-time donation gift of just $25, anyone can sponsor a turkey who lives at either our New York or California Shelter. As a turkey sponsor, you will receive a special Adopt-A-Turkey certificate with color photo of and fun details about your new friend.
After: A turkey becomes a turkey dinner with
all the trimmings.
After: A turkey becomes a turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Ben Franske
Farm Sanctuary's two locations in New York and California are home to pigs, sheep, cows, rabbits, geese, chickens and turkeys that have been victims of cruelty or rescued from industrial farms.
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