Super funny lady Ellen DeGeneres is serious about saving turkeys. DeGeneres is serving as the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project for the second year in a row. Farm Sanctuary has been rescuing and caring for turkeys for 25 years. The project encourages individuals to save turkeys not eat them his Thanksgiving.
DeGeneres explains: “Did you know that every year between 250 and 300 million turkeys are bred for slaughter in the United States? More than 46 million for Thanksgiving alone. So, this Thanksgiving instead of eating a turkey, please join me in adopting one from Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey Project and you can give a turkey something to be thankful for.”
Interested in adopting a turkey? For the nominal one time donation of $30.00 you can be the proud foster parent to a very happy turkey. The Farm Sanctuary gives you an Adopt-A-Turkey certificate with a color photo of your turkey complete with fun facts.
This year’s campaign features a host of adoptable turkeys with catch phrases such as: “Skip, who advises prospective adopters “When preparing Thanksgiving dinner, skip the turkey!;” Antoinette, who declares ”Let them eat squash!;” Elizabeth, who demurs “This Thanksgiving, give a turkey the royal treatment;” Victoria, who proclaims ”A holiday feast that’s cruelty-free is one fit for a queen;” Payton, who counsels “In a ton of ways, compassion pays;” Amelinda, who reveals “I’ll be having a happy Thanksgiving, thanks to kind people like you;” and Raphael, who pleads “Picture a more compassionate world. Start with Thanksgiving”
Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization and has shelters in New York and California. The Sanctuary promotes legislative policy and works to initiate lifestyle changes to benefit farm animals. As the holiday season kicks off, the Farm Sanctuary is determined to raise awareness to the complex personalities of turkeys, just like cats and dogs, and their lovable nature.
To learn more about the Farm Sanctuary, their mission, and accomplishments please visit farmsanctuary.org. To learn more about the Adopt-A-Turkey program visit adoptaturkey.org or call the Turkey Adoption Hotline at 1-888-SPONSOR.
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