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700 Hens on the Road to Sanctuary

This evening, Animal Place staff will be traveling to a pasture-based egg farm to intake 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 naturally […]

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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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From cages to freedom

5/28/2021 500 hens are free! Early this morning, a team of five Animal Place staff members headed to a California egg farm to save the lives of 500 hens. These hens have lived inside barren, metal wire cages for 3.5 years, the oldest hens we have rescued from battery cage facilities. Normally, egg farms kill the […]

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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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Precious Baby Turkeys Saved from Starvation 

Precious Baby Turkeys Saved from Starvation. For the last two weeks, Animal Place staff have been working tirelessly to place a large group of baby turkeys (called “poults”) rescued from a tragic situation. When a miscommunication occurred between a popular feed store and their bird supplier, an accidental shipment of 30 newly hatched poults was […]

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