Los Angeles, CA (November 17, 2021)— On Saturday, November 13, Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara visited the rescued turkeys on the Acton, California location of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s founding farm animal sanctuary and advocacy group. Each are supporters of the group’s long-running Undertake a Turkey Mission, which evokes folks to suppose otherwise about turkeys by encouraging them to symbolically undertake one for the vacation season as an alternative of consuming one.
Stated Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara:

“Turkeys are emotional, clever, and social animals. It’s chilling that greater than 68 million turkeys will probably be brutally slaughtered and eaten through the vacation months alone.

By adopting a turkey by way of Farm Sanctuary’s Undertake a Turkey Mission, you aren’t solely supporting the rescue of animals caught within the brutal manufacturing facility farming trade, however you’re additionally protesting animal agriculture’s immoral remedy of employees, and its dominating function in accelerating the local weather disaster. On this season of giving, please be part of us in adopting a turkey, and leaving them off your plates.”

Phoenix and Mara additionally lately signed Farm Sanctuary’s petition urging President Biden to launch the turkeys who will probably be pardoned in Friday’s Nationwide Turkey Presentation to Farm Sanctuary, the place they’ll take pleasure in the most effective life potential for turkeys. “Pardoned” turkeys are sometimes despatched to farms, petting zoos, and universities with poultry science packages the place they’re seemingly not cared for as people with distinctive personalities, feelings, wants, and preferences.

To see the rescued turkeys at Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in Acton, California and Watkins Glen, New York take pleasure in a seat on the desk, as an alternative of on it, tune in for the annual Celebration for the Turkeys digital (and free!) occasion this Saturday, November 20 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET.

About Farm Sanctuary
Based in 1986, Farm Sanctuary fights the disastrous results of animal agriculture on animals, the atmosphere, social justice, and public well being by way of rescue, schooling, and advocacy. The group offers lifelong look after animals rescued from abuse at Sanctuary places in New York and California; fosters simply and compassionate vegan residing; and advocates for authorized and coverage reforms. To study extra about Farm Sanctuary, go to FarmSanctuary.org.

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