1200 Chickens Winging Their Way To NY Next Week Following Egg Factory Farm Rescue
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, August 31, 2013, 07:15 PM EDT
Next week, 1200 egg-laying hens rescued by California animal sanctuary Animal Place (http://animalplace.org) will be airlifted to partner organizations in NY state, where they will be available to local adopters. It's not unusual for rescued pets to be transported via air to new homes, but we're pretty sure this will be the first time more than a thousand chickens will fly by chartered plane!
Animal Place rescued a total of 3000 chickens from a factory egg farm who had spent nearly all their lives neglected in battery cages. Next Wednesday night, 1200 of these lucky ladies will board a plane in Northern CA, and arrive at the airport in Elmira early morning on Thursday the 5th. (Apparently they will be safer and less stressed on a red-eye flight.)
Because of the scale of this rescue, several NY-based farm sanctuaries stepped up to help adopt them within their networks of supporters. After being cared for and rehabilitated by the volunteers, staff, and vets at Animal Place, the hens are now ready for forever homes, and the organizations will be accepting adoption applications.
Here is a little more about the rescue: