Author Archives: Chelsea Pinkham

Part-time Animal Caregiver- Petaluma

Part-time Animal Caregiver- Petaluma Organization: Animal Place is a nonprofit sanctuary for farmed animals and an education/advocacy organization. It operates two shelters in northern California. Its headquarters is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, (60 miles north of Sacramento) with a Rescue & Adoption Center in Petaluma. This position will be working out of the […]

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700 Hens on the Road to Sanctuary

On October 20, 2021, Animal Place staff traveled to a pasture-based egg farm to pick up 700 hens. Whether farms use pasture-based, cage free, free range or caged systems, all hens farmed for eggs are eventually killed. This typically happens when the birds reach 1 1/2 -2 years of age. The hens’ egg laying declines […]

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Ideas and Recipes for an Easy Vegan Thanksgiving

Are you lost in the dark about a vegan Thanksgiving?  We’ve got your back! This easy guide is just the beginning of what a turkey-friendly table can look like. In this article are several links to not only show you what to eat, but how to prepare dishes using simple recipes. Feeling extra creative? Get started experimenting early, […]

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The Truth About Turkey Farming

The lives of wild turkeys are fascinating. With glorious iridescent feathers that shine in the sun, flight speeds of up to fifty miles per hour, and complex social groups of up to 200 individuals, these birds are truly an underrated treasure. It’s easy to be captivated by turkeys. It’s no wonder that the bodies of […]

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The Truth about Pig Farming

Did you know that pigs are some of the most intelligent domestic animals on Earth? These fascinating animals show high levels of cognition that humans simply cannot continue to ignore.  Rescued pig Molly, who jumped from a truck en route to slaughter. Piglets as young as six weeks old are already capable of recognizing and […]

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The Truth About Dairy Farming

Why is Dairy Farming Cruel? Just like any other mammal, a cow must give birth to a baby in order to produce milk. In the same way that a dog, cat, or even a human would lactate in order to feed their young, a cow lactates to provide nourishment for her newborn calf.  Dairy cows […]

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Sample Letter- Wild Cow Milking Cruelty

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How “Market Animal Projects” Harm Both Animals and Children

It is a warm summer day at the fairgrounds. The scents of funnel cake and kettle corn combined with the unmistakable “barnyard” smell combine to create an oddly nostalgic atmosphere. Joyful screams and cheers can be heard from ferris wheels and roller coasters in the distance.   A little girl, blonde and covered with freckles, […]

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Honey, Babe and the Beauty of Motherhood

As Mother’s Day approaches, animal protection organizations often begin to use the holiday to educate the public about the sad fate of many animal mothers in the meat and dairy industries.  Animals exploited for their motherhood are victims whose stories deserve to be told. But this week, we are taking a different approach. We want […]

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