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Emergency Rescue: Calves from the Dairy Industry

I am writing to ask for your help in caring for two sickly calves! An emergency call came in about two calves rescued from a dairy farm. Samuel and Hank needed immediate veterinary care. Born that day, Samuel had not nursed from his own mom.  Your $50 donation provides veterinary hospitalization to animals in need, […]

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Animal Place’s Holiday Gift Guide

Celebrate with compassion this holiday season, with a gift that supports the care of nearly 400 farmed animals! We’ve got stocking stuffers, gifts for the animal activist in your life, foster-parent certificates and more.  Budget-Friendly ($25 and under)  Animal Sponsorship – Sponsor a rescued animal, in your loved one’s honor. The gift includes a wallet-sized […]

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Everything (except the animal products) Holiday Stuffing

Everything (except the animal products) Holiday Stuffing (Serves 8-10) This is a twist on a recipe my mom makes that was a staple at Thanksgiving throughout my childhood. She makes it with French bread but almost any bread will work!  Ingredients: 1 pack everything bagels (cauliflower or gluten-free bread also works) 1 stick (1/2 cup) […]

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5 Reasons to Skip Turkey this Thanksgiving

It’s almost impossible to think about Thanksgiving, without thinking about eating turkey. Many of us have fond memories of sitting around the table with loved ones, enjoying a shared food experience. But, if there is a turkey on your table, there is violence on your plate. 264 million turkeys are killed for their flesh every […]

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Joys and Challenges of Being a Caregiver

Our Animal Care team works hard day in and day out to care for nearly 400 animals who call Animal Place home. Whether it’s mucking out barns, providing individualized medical treatment, or giving belly rubs, animal caregivers stay busy.  Check out some of the highlights and challenges of animal caregiving. The Highlights “I am able […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate World Vegan Day

Happy World Vegan Day! On November 1st, vegans around the world celebrate their veganism, and the positive impact it has on animals, people, and the environment! Celebrate today, with one or more of the suggestions below!  Share a vegan meal with family and friends! Getting together with loved ones, to enjoy delicious animal-free food, is […]

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99 Vegan Candies for Halloween

Happy Halloween compassionate humans!  The only thing scarier than ghosts and goblins, is non-vegan Halloween candy! Beware of whey, gelatin, and carmine – eek! Use our list of 99 animal-free candies, to have a festive, and compassionate Halloween!  (Psst 86 of these candies can be found at Animal Place’s Vegan Republic in Berekely, CA) Fruity […]

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Rescue & Adoption Program – Rescues

Since its inception of our Rescue & Adoption Program in August of 2010, Animal Place has rescued, rehomed or provided permanent refuge to: 24,690 hens, 229 roosters, 36 goats,  25 turkeys, 11 sheep, 10 pigs, 4 ducks, and 24 pigeons.  (As of 8/1/2017) 2017 July 29 – 1 rooster, misidentified as a hen after being attacked by […]

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The Truth About Chicken Farming

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Chickens are descendants of the red and grey junglefowl. Artificial selection created the estimated 400 chicken breeds. Their social interactions and family structure have not much changed from their wild brethren. A flock is still comprised of lead roosters, subordinate males, hens and their chicks. They still have the proclivity to roost up high, scratch […]

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The Truth About Petting Zoos

As a kid during the festival and fair season, getting to touch and interact with the animals in petting zoos was a favorite activity. I pet and fed goats, sheep, and even the occasional llama! As an animal lover, this was a dream come true. Now, as an adult, I understand that petting zoos are […]

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