Farm Sanctuary must submit this special petition by November 15 to be heard in time, so please sign now and ask all your friends, family and co-workers to do the same!
For the third straight year, Farm Sanctuary (Watkins Glen, New York 14891), the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, is petitioning the White House to send the two turkeys pardoned at Thanksgiving to their world-class shelter in Watkins Glen, New York, instead of to a Disney theme park, where many have died within just one year. The petition asserts that the shelter is uniquely equipped to provide the expert care necessary for the health, comfort and longevity of these birds.
“We are offering the Obama administration an opportunity to distinguish themselves from past administrations by starting a new, compassionate Thanksgiving tradition that is more in-step with Americans’ growing concern about the welfare of animals raised for food,” says Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. “By sending the pardoned birds to Farm Sanctuary’s renowned shelter in Watkins Glen, N.Y., the Obama Administration can show that it cares about the humane treatment of animals, and ensure that the turkeys get the expert care they need to thrive.”