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Vegan Animal Sanctuary Saves 1,000 Chickens From Egg Farm Slaughter

by | May 20, 2020

Californian animal sanctuary Animal Place has rescued 1,000 chickens from an Iowa egg farm.

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the egg farm was planning to cull 100,000 hens. In an unusual twist, the farm decided to offer the opportunity for the hens to be saved.

The rescue operation involved workers from Animal Place driving for nearly 30 hours to meet eight local volunteers in Iowa, where they were able to save 1,000 of the chickens.

The rescued animals were flown to their new home on two charter planes — funded by a supporter of the organization.

“Do It Again In A Heartbeat”

“The entire process, from the 27-hour drive, arriving at the farm at 3am, loading and unloading full crates from the planes and vehicles…was the most exhausting experience I’ve ever had” said Hannah Beins, the animal care director at Animal Place.

“I would do it again in a heartbeat,” she added, “because until their rescue, these hens never got to touch grass or feel the sunshine, and now they can live out the rest of their lives as chickens should.”

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The chickens will now live free at the sanctuary in California (Moonborne/Shutterstock.com)

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Animal Place is now working to nurse the hens back to health as they enjoy freedom for the first time.

The sanctuary plans to keep the hens who require more specialized care due to health problems, and to adopt out the healthy ones.

“If you want to help hens like these, the kindest choice you can make is to go vegan and opt out of this cruel practice” said Animal Place.

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