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Animal Place in the News – December

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Rita and her piglets
December 9, 2015 – AOL News – “If it seems like a small miracle that Rita the pig broke out of her cage on the way to the slaughterhouse, the fact that she then proceeded to jump off of the truck, land safely on the ground and find refuge should qualify as divine intervention.”
December 2, 2015 – ABC10 News – “A female pig who escaped death now has a safe place to call home with her new litter after she was rescued off Highway 50.”

Best in Shelter Award

December 10, 2015 – The Union – “Animal Place, California’s oldest and largest farmed animal sanctuary, was named best sanctuary in the nation by Best in Shelter, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit aimed at raising public awareness of animal shelters and sanctuaries.”

Brave the Cage
December 9, 2015 – Free to roam (Brave the Cage)

CSU Monterey Bay kinesiology major Pedro Mustafa, center, emerges after being stuffed into a cage with chicken suit-wearing Bob Lucius of the Humane Society International on Wednesday as Animal Place coordinator Stephanie Bain looks on during an event drawing attention to the conditions that battery-caged chickens live in at CSUMB.

The cage was the human-sized equivalent of cages that five chickens are put in, Bain said.