Just yesterday, this poor 4-month-old baby was cramped in living conditions so crowded and stressful that she was being eaten alive!
Two good Samaritans were at a small family-run farm, and saw this turkey with a bare back covered in blood. They were horrified to discover that she was being eaten alive! Thanks to their quick thinking, they were able to rescue her and change forever the course of her life.
The rescue team at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary responded immediately, and now she is has had her first vet visit and has been given the name Moira. She is unable to walk due to a severe foot infection, and the abrasions on her back are so extreme that she will likely never regrow feathers. Moira is not out of the woods yet, but she is now safe at Tamerlaine Sanctuary, where will get individualized attention and the highest standard of care while she builds enough strength to be introduced to the rest of our flock.
Will you help Moira? Your emergency donation will be put to work immediately to give her the best chance at a long life of love and safety. Costs include: transport, urgent vet care, medication, and any number of costs that we are not yet able to foresee on her road to recovery (see our Facebook and Instagram updates to follow her journey).
No matter the outcome, Moira is already one of the rare lucky ones. Turkeys like her are bred to suffer and be slaughtered by the millions - especially in the weeks leading up to the holiday season. She has received vet care for the first time in her life, and has experienced being held and looked after by humans who want to keep her safe rather than those who want to sell her body as food. Remember, the photo you see above is from a small, family-run, “humane” farm; every turkey in the photo, while just as deserving of life as Moira, is there to be killed specifically for Thanksgiving meals. 46 million turkeys just like Moira are killed every year just for the holidays!
In addition to supporting and sharing Moira’s story, please leave animals like her off of your plate this holiday season (and every holiday) to make maximum impact! Make this the year that you begin a tradition of compassion.