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ThanksLiving at Animal Place

Saturday, November 22, 2008
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Mark Hawthorne
Location Details:
Animal Place

Celebrate ThanksLiving at Animal Place!

Animal Place, a 60-acre sanctuary and education center, is hosting its first-annual ThanksLiving event on Saturday, November 22. Come out to the sanctuary and meet the turkeys and other animals, hear from speakers on a variety of topics and gobble up delicious Celebration roasts from Field Roast, Tofurky roasts from Turtle Island Foods, desserts from Sugar Plum Vegan and more!

Consider bringing special treats for the turkeys: Cooked brown rice, pumpkin pie, grapes and cantaloupe (in small pieces) are some of their holiday favorites.

"Animal Place's ThanksLiving event honors the turkeys at the sanctuary,” says Marji Beach, education coordinator. “It gives visitors a chance to get up close and personal with trilling Eliza and handsome Leland. This is one way we can also remember the 270-million turkeys who end up on dinner plates instead of at sanctuaries."

"Turkeys are a misunderstood species,” adds Kim Sturla, executive director of Animal Place. “Often thought of as stupid, turkeys are actually quite intelligent and form incredibly strong social bonds with other turkeys, sometimes other species! Animal Place wants the public to celebrate these birds, not eat them."

Speaking at the ThanksLiving event will be Lauren Ornelas, founder of the Food Empowerment Project, who will discuss her work investigating factory farms and share a personal story about Taylor, a turkey she rescued in 2005. She’ll also address the need for doing what we can for others, especially now.
Lauren is the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization.

Also speaking will be Mark Hawthorne, author of the new book Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism. Mark will discuss how easy it is for anyone to get active for animals.

Due to parking limitations, this event is limited to 40 people, so register today! (Once the sign-ups reach 40, we will maintain a wait list.)

When: Saturday, November 22, 2008
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Animal Place
Ages: 5 and older
Fee: $30.00/adult; $10.00/child under age of 12
Contact: (707) 449-4814 or marji [at]

This promises to be a wonderful, inspiring event. Don’t miss out! Registration and pre-payment are required, so please visit or call us at 707-449-4814.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 3:14PM
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