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  • Our October (just barely) eMoosletter

    October 29th, 2014

    Better late than never! Read about a recent chicken rescue, an off-the-charts ThanksLiving, and other interesting tidbits from Woodstock Sanctuary! >CLICK HERE

  • Brooklyn Chickens Rescued from Ceremony

    October 26th, 2014

    Kapparot (also spelled Kaparos, meaning “atonements”) is a custom in which the sins of a person are symbolically transferred to a young rooster or hen. It is practiced by some Jews shortly before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  It is not widely observed, but can most commonly be seen in ultra-orthodox communities where the ceremony is […]

  • ThanksLiving 2014: A Celebration of Life

    October 16th, 2014

    With the sun tickling the golden and orange Catskill Mountains, over 275 people enjoyed the fine, all-vegan food of our 9th annual ThanksLiving banquet — where our rescued turkeys were the guests of honor and not the main course!  SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES. After an hour of mingling and passed appetizers, the dinner started with Chef Rachel Klein‘s mouthwatering coconut sweet potato bisque […]

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    October 16th, 2014
  • Newly rescued chickens have their first fun in the sun

    October 11th, 2014

    It is such a moving experience to see rescued farmed animals enjoying their freedom for the very first time.  After spending a week in recovery, the newest members of our sanctuary family were finally able to explore the outside world.  They were a little hesitant at first, acting with more caution than curiosity, but with […]

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