Celebration FOR the Turkeys: Nov. 21
Farm Sanctuary to Host Celebration FOR the Turkeys
Guests Invited to Celebrate a Compassionate Thanksgiving at Orland , Calif. Shelter with Musician Jonathan Richman and “The L Word’s” Daniela Sea
ORLAND, Calif. – November 4, 2009 – Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, will host its annual Celebration FOR the Turkeys at its shelter in Orland , Calif. on Saturday, November 21. At this popular event, part of the organization’s national Adopt-A-Turkey Project, participants gather to celebrate a cruelty-free Thanksgiving.
As two of the oldest and largest vegan Thanksgiving celebrations in the U.S. , Farm Sanctuary’s Celebrations FOR the Turkeys at its California and New York Shelters attract hundreds from across the nation to meet friendly farm animals, mingle with like-minded people, enjoy inspiring presentations, and, of course, eat irresistible vegan food.
Attendees also participate in a unique Farm Sanctuary tradition: “Feeding of the Turkeys " ceremonies, in which sanctuary turkeys are the guests of honor and get to feast on their favorite treats: squash, pumpkin pie and cranberries. “The Thanksgiving season is a time to cultivate traditions of benevolence,” said Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur. “At these events, we celebrate our capacity to share joy with all feeling beings.”
This year’s festive benefit features a candlelit gourmet dinner; entertainment; and special presentations from actress and animal advocate Daniela Sea , Farm Sanctuary California Shelter Director Leanne Cronquist , cookbook author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, and Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur . Musician Jonathan Richman will perform.
Additionally, Farm Sanctuary Orland Shelter will be open for complimentary Thanksgiving themed tours Sunday, November 22. Tours will take place every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. No reservations for these tours will be necessary.
Those wishing to attend the Celebration FOR the Turkeys may make reservations online at adoptaturkey.org or by calling 607-583-2225 ext. 221. Space is limited, and reservations must be made by November 13. The cost is $75 per person.
The Adopt-A-Turkey Project seeks to end the suffering of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, placed hundreds into loving homes through our annual Turkey Express adoption event, educated millions of people about their plight, and provided resources for a cruelty-free holiday.
Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to expose and stop cruel practices of the "food animal" industry through research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland , Calif. , provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. Additional information can be found at www.farmsanctuary.org or by calling 607-583-2225.
California Education & Advocacy Coordinator
Farm Sanctuary - West
P.O. Box 1065
Orland , CA 95963
Ph: 530.865.4617 ext. 15
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