When rescuers first showed up at a Turlock, California egg-farm, men in hazmat suits were gassing hens and dumping their lifeless bodies onto
front-loaders. More than 20,000 hens had already starved to death after their owner decided that he didn't want to feed them anymore and walked
away. Stanislaus County Animal Services finally relented to mounting public pressure, a gathering crowd, and hundreds of phone calls, granting
rescuers permission to intervene. Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary and Animal Place were the first on the scene and the last to leave, despite initially being
told they could not go in. Read on:
Record Setting Farmed Animal Rescue: Over Four Thousand Hens Saved
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