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Would Perdue Recognize a Happy Chicken if it Saw One?

August 1, 2015 | Categories: General

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

The New York Times has a positive story on Perdue’s efforts to eliminate using antibiotics in chickens. Jim Perdue says, “What you think is humane treatment of an animal and what I think is humane treatment of an animal can be different.” Can it ever. We think humane treatment is leaving chickens alone to wander freely, hatch their eggs, raise their young, take roost, and enjoy dust baths. We think humane treatment is realizing chickens have a right to lead their lives peacefully. We think humane treatment is not exploiting a specious for personal profit. Jim Perdue says his company […]

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Meet Blossom

July 23, 2015 | Categories: Farm Animal News,Life at CAS

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

A little girl arrived this week and immediately stole everyone’s hearts. Blossom came from a farm raising cows for meat in Vermont. Sadly, she was rejected by her mother. It’s unclear why, but it does happen sometimes. Luckily, a staffer offered to buy the three-month old calf with the hope of sending her to a sanctuary where she would be cared for and protected from harm. The farmer agreed to let her go for free so Kathy Keefe, the Director of Sanctuary Operations, jumped in a van and made the journey to pick up Blossom. All animals who arrive at the Sanctuary are immediately […]

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Real Horse Rescues Visits

July 13, 2015 | Categories: General

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

We’re so excited that Real Horse Rescues, a program on our local ABC affiliate WTEN, visited the animals and interviewed founder Kathy Stevens! Come meet Bobby in person!

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We’ve Had a Pigxplosion, Part 2

July 9, 2015 | Categories: General

By Thomas Negron, Communications Manager

Recently we shared the story of the Sanctuary’s pigxplosion. We’ve been taking time to get to know the piglets before naming them. And we reached out to Sanctuary members to see if anyone had any names to suggest. Did they ever! More than 150 names came in! It was too hard to narrow the list down to our favorite so we chose four girl names: Ophelia Madeline Penelope Marley   The other two girls are Regina — the biggest and bossiest — and Merida, the littlest and bravest girl who was the first to come over to us. And the five boys? Scott, […]

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