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Update: Rescued Hens Get Some TLC | Care2 Causes

Update: Rescued Hens Get Some TLC | Care2 Causes

Last month, nearly 50,000 hens were discovered after having been abandoned and left for dead at a farm in Stanislaus County, CA, rented by A&L Poultry. Officials estimated that they were left without food or water for more than two weeks. About a third of the hens had already died of starvation when the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency arrived and more had to be euthanized because they were in such bad shape. More than 5,100 people signed the petition on Care2 to allow rescuers, who were initially blocked by officials, to take the surviving hens and more continue to sign the petition asking for justice for these innocent birds. In a fortunate turn of events, rescuers from Animal Place, Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary and Farm Sanctuary were able to save more than 4,400 hens. “The scale of this week’s effort is truly ground-breaking. A coalition of committed animal protectio...

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