Cheers to National Farm Animal Day
Have you hugged your farm animal today? No? Get yourself to a farm sanctuary, then – today is National Farm Animal Day!
At Tofurky, every day is pretty much farm animal day, but we celebrate extra on April 10th. We know that farm animals have personalities just like the dogs and cats that so many of us share our homes and hearts with. Farm animals make friends, play, and have likes and dislikes just like the rest of us.
We’ve met Jigsaw the pig, who picks all of the green beans out of his bowl and puts them to the side (sounds like a couple kids we know). And Sally the rescued Thanksgiving turkey, who loves cuddling and neck rubs (really, who doesn’t?).
Tofurky is proud to support both national and Oregon-based farm animal sanctuaries that provide rescue and refuge for abandoned and neglected farm animals as well as education and outreach on living compassionate lifestyles. It’s easy to see animals as friends and not food, with so many delicious brands at stores these days.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of hugging a cow, having a rowdy piglet nibble on your shoelaces, or cuddling with a “lap chicken” (all things we’ve experienced at sanctuaries), it’s time to pay your local farm animal sanctuary a visit!
One Green Planet has several ideas for your participation in National Farm Animal Day, here. Contact your local sanctuary – and ask them about their work parties, donations address or Amazon wishlist. Be sure to document your volunteer time via social and tag us, we’ve got swag for do-gooders.
If you’re in Oregon, here are some four leggers and two-wingers that could use your hands:
Green Acres Farm Sanctuary
Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary
Out to Pasture Sanctuary
Sanctuary One (home of Jigsaw the picky pig)
Wildwood Farm Sanctuary