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Marley and Lennon

Marley and Lennon

These two cuties came to us at around 5 weeks old having been rescued from a commercial turkey farm.  They were both painfully debeaked as babies and were understandably skittish of humans upon arrival at the sanctuary.  They soon learned, though, that they are safe here.  Marley and Lennon like to snuggle up together in the sun on the soft green grass–something they’d never have been allowed in their short life at the factory.  Here they will be given every chance to live long and happy life.

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2016 UPDATE

Despite the love and care that we gave while he was here, Lennon passed away suddenly from a heart attack in late 2015.  Turkeys are have been so selectively bred and genetically manipulated over the years that their internal organs have a hard time supporting their large size.  All of our animals are on special diets and we give them the utmost care to have the best lives while here at the sanctuary.  Lennon will be sorely missed and forever in our hearts.

Marley has become quite close with her fellow female turkeys Beatrice, Jean, and Loren.