22 Nov '11, 11pm

Green Blog: Inviting a Turkey to Dinner

Connie Pugh Amelinda, a turkey rescued by Farm Sanctuary. Thanksgiving already came and went safely for Skip, Payton and Amelinda as well as the dozens of rescue turkeys housed by Farm Sanctuary , an animal welfare organization with shelters in upstate New York and California. In anticipation of the holiday, the shelters hosted their annual “Feeding of the Turkeys” celebration last weekend, where turkeys eat stuffed squash, cranberries and pumpkin pie as the guests of honor — but are never the main course. The sanctuary, in operation for 25 years, promotes a turkey-less Thanksgiving as “a cruelty-free holiday.” Since its inception, the organization has offered turkey adoptions both to place the animals in welcoming homes and to raise funds for caring for the turkeys at its shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and in Acton and Orland, Calif. “We want people to start a new tradit...

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