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Winter Storm Hits Animal Place

Over the last two weeks, Animal Place has been hit with a historic winter storm. Over 70 miles of our local interstate 80 closed down  due to treacherous conditions. A shelter in place warning was issued for many local Nevada and Placer County residents. We held our breath as the snow began to come down steadily […]

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The Truth about Chicken Farming

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Mother hens’ communication with their chicks begins before the babies even hatch. A hen and chick will peep and cluck back and forth when the chick is still in the egg. Their bond begins to form before the chick even enters the world.   But farmed chicks born into hatcheries never get to meet their […]

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The Beauty of Sanctuary

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In a world where confinement and suffering is the standard for farmed animals, sanctuaries like Animal Place exist as a unique oasis. A sanctuary offers you a glance into an ideal world. It is a vision of what animals’ lives could look like if we offered them compassion, empathy and mercy. The animal residents who […]

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Milton, Dino, and Echo’s Story

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Turkeys are some of the most entertaining animals on the sanctuary. But few are as fun to watch as everyone’s favorite trio- Echo, Milton and Dino. Like most male turkeys, these three love to show off. Just as their wild, brilliantly colored ancestors did, these three show off by puffing up their feathers and strutting […]

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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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Animal Rendering

What happens after slaughter Animal Rendering You can help put a stop to this Did you know cow’s blood is fed back to cows? Or that the bodies of pigs are rendered to produce calf milk replacer? Every year, 10 billion land animals are killed in the United States for their flesh. Between 33-50% of […]

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