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MLIV [my life is vegan]: Urgently needing foster or forever homes for 150 "retired" egg laying hens in ILLINOIS

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Urgently needing foster or forever homes for 150 “retired” egg laying hens. They all appear healthy/in good condition, though they have slowed in their laying. They’re each about 2 years old, no adoption fee but will only go to vegetarian/vegan homes that promise never to slaughter or eat them.

The hens will preferably be adopted out in pairs as chickens are highly social animals but can be on their own if that is better for your house/building. Please be sure you can have a chicken in your building (or city, for that matter) before inquiring about adoption.

We have very limited time to find these birds homes and I’m spearheading a temporary shelter set-up and medical unit to assess all the animals. We will make sure the birds are healthy before giving them to you. These chickens are all mild-mannered and have been handled since birth by the small farm that “grew” them originally. They would make excellent backyard (or even in the house!) pets!!

In Chicago, where we currently have the birds, it is LEGAL to have them for pets. 

Please email me if you live in Illinois or a nearby state (I live in Chicago with the birds), and you’re interested in adopting!! nikilotyl@sbcglobal.net

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"Janie"

peepchick101:

Pulled up to work at the dog shelter this morning around 7:45 AM and saw a blue opaque plastic tub with the lid tied down with excessive amounts of twine. Ran over, hoping it wasn’t an animal that someone abandoned on our doorstep and it was - an approx six month old female cat sitting in a few cm of urine.

Since cats will avoid peeing on themselves more so than dogs, we think she’d been there a few hours - with no air holes, food, water, or even a note explaining her previous owners’ intent. She was simply thrown away, forsaken at a loud, ‘scary’ dog shelter as only a kitten. Scanned her for a microchip; didn’t have one. She had a collar that looked like one of those beaded bracelets kids make, with all different colored letters on a fishing string, but all it said was “Janie.”

I just wanted to share one of many stories of what happens to so many domestic animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, and others), simply left at shelters for no given reason or for a reason that is NOT the animals’ fault (“I’m moving, I don’t have time, I’m having a baby, my significant other hates my pet,” etc.) I didn’t want to make you sad - Janie, unlike millions of other cats and dogs, gets a happy end to her sad tale - but I wanted to make you aware that people still treat animals, even “cute fluffy” animals so badly. 

If you get a chance, I encourage you to please lend your time to an animal shelter - whether they are “no kill” or open-admission - even a few hours a week or month helps. The animals and staff really appreciate it. If you can’t volunteer, consider fostering an animal in need, donating supplies (paper towels, blankets, toys, food) or monetary gifts. 

Thank you on behalf of all animal shelter staff.

-Niki, a co-blogger on ChubbyVegans. 

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Heartwarming video of the fantastic rescue efforts of the California-based farm sanctuary, Animal Acres, rescuing former veal calves from the dairy industry and adopting them out to loving forever homes!

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Sign the petition, volunteer, adopt, and/or donate to help 50,000 hens left to starve!

vegansaurus:

[image: A Rhode Island Red hen, named Marji, steps out of a red barn. In the background are white and red hens still within the barn.] 

The fight to save the rescued hens from Stanislaus County continues. This is the largest ever farmed animal rescue in the United Sates. Conditions were terrible but people were able to help some of the birds!:

“When we arrived on the scene outside the abandoned egg farm, I was horrified at the suffering of the chickens happening in front of me, overwhelmed by the magnitude of the cruelty,” said Anne Martin, Harvest Home board member. “By the next morning, we had partnered with sanctuaries, volunteers from across Northern California, and thousands of supporters following the rescue of these chickens. Together, we were able to save 4,460 hens who will never again suffer the severe confinement of an egg farm, and from this time forward, will know only human kindness.”

The picture at the top is by Marji from Animal Place. This hen has never seen grass or felt the sun, she is about to take her first step outside! Marji says they are still in need of donations but also, they are in desperate need of volunteers. So if you are able, go volunteer with the rescue chickens!

If you want to volunteer, email marji@animalplace.org or call her at 530-798-5114. To donate, click here

The hens will be up for adoption within the next two weeks. If you want to adopt one, fill out the application www.animalplace.org.

Finally—and I know you can all do this!—sign the petition started by Harvest Home, ”calling on the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute A&L Poultry’s Andy Keung Cheung for willfully starving 50,000 chickens.” Do it!

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