Turlock hens sun-bathing for the first time
It's time to celebrate and remember the first anniversary of Animal Place's largest rescue. Last
February, we spearheaded a two-day rescue effort, saving the lives of 4,460 starving hens. With
your support, we took in 4,100 of those 4,460* hens and successfully placed them into loving homes
(with 100 remaining permanently at the sanctuary).
We now want to share with you
TURLOCK, a feature length documentary of the rescue and its aftermath. Filmmaker Keegan Kuhn with
First Spark Media takes you inside the largest rescue of farmed animals in California history.
A year ago, we fought for 50,000 hens who had been abandoned by egg farmer Andy Cheung of A&L
Poultry. The hens had been left without food for more than two weeks. A third had died and the
remaining live birds were being gassed by state veterinary officials.
Watch our film
to see how the rescue unfolded.
We plan on submitting TURLOCK to film festivals!
And last week, I was present at the court house as Andey Cheung and Lien Diep attended
their first hearing. The two have been charged with felony animal cruelty for the suffering they
inflicted on the hens at A&L Poultry.
We will be present at every hearing, representing the hens who survived and those who did not.
Our civil lawsuit, represented by Schiff-Hardin and Animal Legal Defense Fund is moving forward as
well. Animal Place, Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, and Farm Sanctuary are seeking to hold Andy
Cheung and Lien Diep responsible for their actions.
Great news as we celebrate the first anniversary of this monumental rescue effort.
Thank you to everyone who helped with this rescue. The donors, staff, volunteers, and supporters. You made this happen.
PS. We will be submitting our film to film festivals, but we are making it available to the public
so please share this incredible film.
*The rest went to other sanctuaries and rescue agencies.