Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Proud Parent of Mr. Pickles
I'm pleased to introduce to you, Mr. Pickles. Mr. Pickles comes to me as a Christmas gift, complete with adoption papers, pictures and his story. He comes from The Farm Sanctuary, an organization that rescues animals from being victims of agricultural production or exploitation. In many cases, the animals are left on the "dead piles" outside farm factories, and caring folks save them. Mr. Pickles story is he and 48 of his friends would be dyed every imaginable color and sold at Easter in Brooklyn, New York, even though chicks are illegal to sell in New York. He now lives dye-free (he molted away his dyed feathers) his life on a farm with his friends, scratching, foraging, and pecking in the barnyard. He's very, very happy and I'd love to visit him. The farm is located in Watkins Glen, NY (just over the PA border!). Ironically, I just read an interesting blog this weekend about a gal in the UK that has pet chickens and one of them is a rescued chicken. They live in "Cluckingham Palace."