Gerald, Oakland's Rose Garden Turkey, Still at Large
“We would watch Gerald up in the tree, he would sing his song for the whole neighborhood to hear,” said Linda Meu of Oakland.
Many people are eager for the latest on Gerald, the turkey who’s been living a long time in the Morcom Rose Garden, a park in Oakland, California. In June, he was said to pose a danger to park visitors. CA Fish & Wildlife were going to shoot him, but public support for Gerald, including a petition with over 13,000 signatures thus far, redirected the focus to capturing and relocating him, preferably to Animal Place sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA, where he would receive excellent care.
On Aug. 12, ABC News ran a story about Gerald and the conflicts surrounding him. Regrettably, my interview yesterday with ABC News reporter Laura Anthony was stalled by an internet problem we’re currently experiencing on the Virginia Eastern Shore. Friends-of-Gerald activists, Molly Flanagan and Gay Bradshaw, spoke to the camera on his behalf. – Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns
For more about Turkeys, visit the United Poultry Concerns Turkey page
For more about Gerald, see:
- Petition Update - Gerald the Turkey: Update & Call to Action - 24 June 2020
- Update and New Call For Action for Gerald, the Rose Garden Turkey - 21 June 2020
- Public Pressure Saves Gerald, the Rose Garden Turkey, from Gov’t Killing! - 20 June 2020
- Protect the Life of Gerald the Rose Garden Turkey in Oakland, CA! - 16 June 2020